Fitzgibbon’s estate paid for the construction of the original hospital. Construction began with a groundbreaking ceremony in March 1922. The first patient was admitted approximately one year later, in April 1923.
Patient load increased in the 1950’s. To alleviate this overcrowding, the hospital was expanded to 90 beds. The patient load had increased six-fold from the first year of operation. In 1954 more than 1,800 patients were admitted, and there were 310 babies born.
As the health care needs of area resident’s continued to change, the Fitzgibbon Hospital Board in 1987 decided they could address the concerns shown by the local community, help meet the need for expanded services and recruit additional physicians by construction a new building. They chose a 73 – acre site west of Highway 65, across from the Saline County Fairgrounds. The new Fitzgibbon Hospital was opened in July of 1991.
This 60 bed, acute care facility located within a 63,000 square foot building, boasts some of the latest advances in medical technology, not to mention an expert staff of over 30 physicians, 90 RN’s and 60 LPN’s. With over 475 full and part-time workers, Fitzgibbon Hospital is Saline County’s third largest employer. Its annual payroll is $21.5 million. We offer some of the latest advances in medical technology delivered by an expert staff. But the care you receive at Fitzgibbon is marked by a unique difference: personal attention.