The Johns Hopkins Hospital celebrated its 125th anniversary Wednesday.
The Baltimore institution has undergone quite the evolution since May 7, 1889, when it opened as a standalone hospital that was the vision of local philanthropist Johns Hopkins.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine opened four years later, and in 1997, the hospital and medical school each restructured its leadership organization and established a formal alliance, called Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Hopkins is now an integrated network of providers and facilities, called the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, which includes six hospitals, home health services, community physicians, a managed care component (a combination of health insurance/health services) and a massive international footprint.
“We can look back on an astounding history that has had a profound impact on health care not only in Baltimore and Maryland, but across the nation and around the world, in ways Mr. Hopkins probably couldn’t have imagined,” said Ronald R. Peterson, president of the hospital and health system, in a statement.