40th Anniversary Reception at Cheshire Medical Center on February 22

February 15, 2013
Keene, NH

An anniversary reception to celebrate Cheshire Medical Center’s 40th year at our Court Street location will be held on Friday, February 22 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in the Auditorium at 580-90 Court Street in Keene.

We invite everyone to join us in celebrating and in sharing memories of this exciting time in our community’s history. Mayor Kendall Lane will offer a proclamation and light refreshments will be served. Reflections from retirees and staff will also be shared. Please RSVP to 354-5454 x2312.

On February 23, 1973, the newly-built Cheshire Hospital was dedicated, marking a new chapter in health care for the Monadnock Region, leaving Elliot Community Hospital, Keene’s first hospital on Main Street, for the state-of-the-art medical facility at 580 Court Street. The new hospital was made possible only by the generosity and community-mindedness of individuals and businesses, most notably, Edward J. Kingsbury and his family, who donated their former home and property for the expressed intent of building a new medical facility. Additionally, thousands of contributors pledged over $2.275 million to assist with the project, far exceeding the original campaign goal of $1.5 million. The MacMillin Company, Inc. of Keene was the builder, and The Cannon Partnership of Niagara Falls and Buffalo, NY,  provided architect and engineering services.

As Cheshire Medical Center commemorates 40 years on Court Street, the interwoven connection between the nonprofit hospital and the community served is also celebrated. Four decades mark great progress and a continued commitment to the highest quality of medical care for patients throughout Cheshire County.

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene is a nonprofit community hospital and clinic with a mission to lead our community to become the nation’s healthiest through our clinical and service excellence, collaboration, and compassion for every patient, every time. Founded by CMC/D-HK, Vision 2020 is a community-wide health initiative designed to actively engage the citizens of Cheshire County in the process of becoming the nation's healthiest community by 2020. To learn more, call 603-354-5400 or visit

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