Dr. R.A. Morrill was appointed by the governor to serve as a
physician for the construction crews on the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation project because of his knowledge of typhoid fever
First Sidney Hospital started in May, located in the home of William M. Meadors
The Northey House was acquired to be the second Sidney Hospital (only 5-6 beds)
Meadors home was re-rented after it was remodeled and enlarged to contain a small but adequate surgery, private rooms with a bath, and a main ward plus office and kitchen.
Construction completed and 30-Bed Hospital opens on Alberta Street
Methodist Episcopal Church bought the hospital and the Sidney Hospital became the Sidney Deaconess Hospital
Sidney Deaconess Hospital became Community Memorial Hospital with a 37-bed capacity
Community Memorial Hospital became a non-profit, non-sectarian institution known as Community Memorial Hospital of Richland County Dr. John E. Low –first hospital administrator Nels Bach - first board president
Area residents gathered to discuss the area’s need for improved housing for the elderly
Richland Homes officially opened on July 1, 1961, to a “limited number of elderly residents of the area” according to the June
28 Sidney Herald
Residents began fund raising to build a new hospital
Inaugurated in September 1966, volunteers raised about $250,000 for the hospital’s construction
Construction began on 14th Avenue of Community Memorial Hospital
Doors opened on the new hospital at 14th Avenue Southwest under the leadership of Hospital Administrator C. Gregg McKown and Board President Otto Habedank
Richland Homes was remodeled and ten more beds were added, along with a nurse’s station, resident lounge and a large chapel
Community Health Fitness Center (Healthworks) was created to aid in the rehabilitation of patients. The idea was conceived by Dr.
Jimmie Ashcraft, who also was responsible for the center’s fundraising effort.
Richland Homes demolished two of the original wings and
reconstructed them into new locations, adding eight more beds to the facility, for a total of 93 beds.
Community Memorial Hospital merged with Richland Homes and became Sidney Health Center
The Lodge at Lone Tree Creek, an assisted living facility managed by Sidney Health Center, opened August 2nd.
Construction began on outpatient/inpatient surgery suite addition at Sidney Health Center.
The newly constructed surgery addition (including two operating rooms, a procedure room, a recovery area, ten outpatient rooms, a
nurses’ station and a family waiting area), dietary services area and volunteer gift shop open in the fall of 2008.
In February 2010, Sidney Health Center completed the construction on inpatient rooms on the medical-surgical wing. Designed for private use, the rooms are modeled to accommodate inpatients and their families. The intensive care unit was relocated to a larger area that features three private bays with a central nursing station and private family waiting area.
In January 2011, Sidney Health Center expanded its cancer care services to include radiation therapy with the addition of a newly
constructed vault and cancer suite. The first of its kind in Montana, Sidney Health Center installed a TomoTherapy Hi-Art radiation treatment system, which is one of the most advanced cancer treatment systems in the area.
In May 2012, Sidney Health Center broke ground on Phase II of its Cancer Center. Upon completion of the project, all outpatient cancer care services will be centralized, enhancing and streamlining patient care for those going through treatment. The renovation includes a private entrance, adding four chemotherapy and IV therapy infusion rooms with a centralized nursing station as well as providing designated clinic space for the medical oncologist.