By the time the 1990s rolled around, the hospital was a fully accredited, full-service facility, and it was able to give back to the community, inside and outside of the hospital walls, more so than ever before.
Celebrating its patients and supporting the community remained a paramount priority for the hospital. Beyond the health care it provided, Physicians Memorial Hospital sponsored a variety of events throughout the decade, including cancer walks, the Great Pumpkin Run, and more.
Physicians Memorial also began to offer several community services beyond the traditional scope of a hospital, including wellness programs and health screenings. It was all made possible because it was more financially stable, had more room to house its patients, and had a more advanced facility overall.
A New Name for Charles County’s Hospital
Like so many of its patients over the decades, the hospital had overcome countless obstacles through the power of perseverance.
And it wanted to commemorate how far it had come.
Thus marked the first major name change in the history of the hospital. In February 1998, Physicians Memorial Hospital officially became Civista Medical Center.
Civista, meaning “civic with a vision”, appropriately encapsulated everything the hospital had become as an organization. Far beyond a traditional health care setting, it was now a powerful contributing force to the community as a whole. Civista had transitioned its focus to not only help make people well during times of need, but also to give them a brighter, healthier future to see ahead.
With a new name and stronger vision, Civista launched into the 21st century.
Stay tuned to our blog for upcoming stories about our hospital over the decades. And be sure to follow us on Facebook — we’ll be sharing facts and photos from over the past eight decades throughout 2019.