Since opening in 1899, Lake Forest Hospital has grown into a 201-bed not-for-profit community hospital offering a continuum of healthcare services that is unmatched in the region.
Alfred C. Haven, MD, works as a "doctor without a hospital" until he becomes the hospital's first physician in 1899.
The hospital opens as “Alice Home.”
Mrs. Grace Durand offers $5,000 to build the new hospital in honor of her sister Alice.
The new hospital's lobby provides a comfortable welcoming for patients and visitors.
The new hospital is built on Westmoreland Farm and modeled after the Dick family's home, shown here.
The hospital expands from 65 beds to 101.
A significant expansion of the hospital includes the addition of a three-story West Wing.
The Westmoreland Nursing Center opens to provide 24-hour care for seniors.
Physician practices and hospital outpatient services arrive on campus with the completion of the 38,000-square-foot McGaw Medical Building.
A second facility for physician practices, the Bays Medical Building, opens.
Lake Forest Hospital opens the Health & Fitness Center to provide rehabilitation, fitness and wellness programs.
The Hunter Family Center for Women’s Health opens, offering a premier maternity experience and women’s imaging services.
An integration with Northwestern Memorial HealthCare brings expanded care options to Lake Forest Hospital patients.
The new, state-of-the-art Lake Forest Hospital will open on a redesigned campus that integrates health, wellness and civic enjoyment.