Franciscan Health Rensselaer Celebrates 100 Years of Service
RENSSELAER, Indiana - Franciscan Health Rensselaer (previously Jasper County Hospital) first opened its doors for service on January 19, 1917. Over the past 100 years, the hospital has seen much change including a new location, building addition and new ownership.
The original 16-bed hospital was located on South Cullen Street in Rensselaer. Although the hospital was not completely furnished, the first day was a busy one with two medical patients admitted and an emergency appendectomy performed by a local physician.
In January of 1965, the hospital opened in its current location on Grace Street. In 1975 the hospital added an addition that brought it up to 86 beds. In September 2015, Jasper County Hospital became the 14th hospital in the Franciscan Alliance healthcare system changing its name to current Franciscan Health Rensselaer.
"Being part of 100 years of history and service to the Jasper County community is something we take much pride in," says Carlos Vasquez, vice president and COO of Franciscan Health Rensselaer. "Our dedicated staff continues to work to provide the highest level care. I am very grateful to have such a supportive communitive, we wouldn’t be where we are without it."
Franciscan Health Rensselaer looking forward to inspiring health in the Jasper County community for the next 100 years. For a complete list of services, click here.