125 years of caring

Celebrating our legacy

Our shared values of caring and compassion, and the shared vision of community growth, health, and sustainability, continue to be fulfilled in the Monadnock Region. 

And it began 125 years ago with a generous gift.

In 1892, John Henry Elliot gave his family’s estate to Keene for a public hospital. That same year, a Hospital Aid Society was formed. This organization assisted in furnishing the hospital. Through the donations and labors of the local citizens, the 18-bed hospital was formally opened September 21, 1892.

Celebrating our Elliot and Cheshire Babies

Were you born at Elliot Community Hospital or Cheshire Medical Center? Please share your baby photo!

For over a century, Elliot Community Hospital and Cheshire Medical Center have been assisting families in welcoming babies into our community. cheshire baby

If you were born at Elliot Community Hospital or Cheshire Medical Center, please help us celebrate our 125th anniversary year by submitting a copy of your baby photo to be included in a special exhibit, “Celebrating our Elliot and Cheshire Babies,” to run through the end of 2017 near the Art Nichols Café.  

Submit your photo via email to galexander@cheshire-med.com, or bring your photo to the Volunteer Services department on the Medical Center’s ground floor, Monday-Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm, and they will make a copy of the photo while you wait. Please include the baby’s name and birth year with your photo. 

Let’s see how many Elliot and Cheshire Baby photos we can display!

Please do not submit original photos, as we will be unable to return them at the close of the exhibit. Please contact Genny Alexander at galexander@cheshire-med.com or at 603-354-5454 ext. 2116 for more information.