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About Us

Learn how you can depend on us


Wood County Hospital was founded in 1951 with support from the Wood County community. Wood County residents believed so much in the hospital back then; they played a key role in its early development. They sold blankets, went door-to-door asking for donations, held bazaars, and even sold a heifer to generate funds to ensure those early years were healthy. 

The trust and respect that has accrued over its lifetime is built on a tradition of "being there" for Wood and Henry County residents – in good times and bad – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no time when you could ask for help that it would not be there for you. 

Today, with over 700 individuals employed, the hospital is proud to be a valuable resource, ready to serve our community. We believe the strength of the community lies in having excellent health care close to home, with neighbors caring for neighbors. We're proud to say that our community can depend on us.

Wood County Hospital Timeline

The following is a timeline of expansions and upgrade projects in the hospital's 70-year history, with the many of the older  provided by Roger Chapman's book, Doctors on Horseback.  

  • 2023 The Ready Program was expanded
  • 2023 Awarded the From Students, For Community Grant and the BG Community Foundation Grant, for the Wood County Hospital's Community Outreach Program
  • 2023 Gold Healthy Worksite Award for Employee Wellness
  • 2023 Cardiac Services achieved echocardiography accreditation from the IAC in Adult Transthoracic
  • 2023 Earns recognition as one of America’s Best Hospitals by the Women’s Choice Award for Bariatric Surgery and Emergency Care
  • 2023 Wood County Hospital named as the only CMS 5-star hospital in Northwest Ohio
  • 2022 Occupational Health Office moved to Falcon Health Center
  • 2022 Pulmonology Services expansion
  • 2022 First Robotic Knee Replacement
  • 2022 The Center for Weight Loss Surgery expanded with the addition of Medical Weight Loss
  • 2022 New OB/GYN provider group and additional Rivercrest office in Perrysburg
  • 2022 Named one of the TOP 100 Community Hospitals
  • 2022 Named one of America's Best Employers by Forbes Magazine
  • 2022 Received the 2022 Healthy Workplace PLATINUM Award
  • 2021 Received the 2021 Healthy Workplace PLATINUM Award
  • 2021 Installation of a new table with 6 degrees of movement in the Maurer Family Cancer Care Center, allowing for even more precise treatment
  • 2021 Introduced Pain and Spine Center
  • 2021 Partnered with Nationwide Children's to expand the level of expertise and resources for pediatric patients
  • 2021 Pulmonary/Cardiac Rehab renovation
  • 2021 WCH Foundation invested in a Nursing Simulation Lab at BGSU
  • 2020  Opened ENT office in Bowling Green
  • 2020  Falcon Health Center added a primary care center
  • 2020 Added technology in the Maurer Family Cancer Care Center to perform stereotactic radiosurgery 
  • 2020 Opening of Independence Health General Surgery
  • 2020 Introduction of Life Path Employer Service by Independence Health
  • 2020 Opened Independence Health Primary Care in Perrysburg, OH
  • 2020 Creation of Independence Health in collaboration with The Toledo Clinic
  • 2019 Introduced the Anterior Approach to hip replacement
  • 2018 The Center for Weight Loss Surgery earned the Women's Choice Award
  • 2018 Added Vascular Services at Wood County Hospital
  • 2018 Introduction of Robotic Surgery with the daVinci Xi System
  • 2018 Heart Failure Clinic introduction
  • 2018 Inpatient Medical Stabilization Program for adults with drug and alcohol-related health issues 
  • 2018 2nd Floor of Falcon Health Center built out 
  • 2017 Move and expansion of Outpatient and Infusion Center
  • 2016 Renovation of 10-bed ICU
  • 2016 A new MRI unit was installed
  • 2014 The Maurer Family Cancer Care Center opened a new facility, bringing cancer care closer to home
  • 2013 BGSU and Wood County Hospital partnered to create the Falcon Health Center, enhancing student health care while benefiting the broader community
  • 2010 Construction of a 100,000 sq. ft. addition with 10 new surgical and procedure rooms and 56 private rooms was completed. New Women's Center opened. The Center for Weight Loss Surgery became nationally accredited through 2018
  • 2009 The Wound Healing Center opened, treating patients using specialized outpatient care and hyperbaric oxygen for chronic wounds and non-responsive conditions
  • 2005 MRI unit installed 
  • 2000-1 Major construction and renovation, including an upgrade of E.R., new rehabilitation building, powerhouse replacement, new front entrance and more. The new Maternity Ward opened with 8 birthing suites in a home-like atmosphere and a fully equipped nursery
  • 1993 Expansion of 35,000 sq. ft. renovation of Admissions, Emergency Room, lab and Physical Therapy 
  • 1982 Maternity Ward renovated, with an addition of 12,600 sq. ft. on the third floor and south hall 
  • 1978- 80 Upgraded and renovated extension, including the addition of 42,000 sq. ft. 
  • 1974  Construction of medical building lower level and first floor
  • 1970 Extensive expansion of two floors, including the addition of 42 beds, a new surgery unit, new Coronary and Intensive Care Units, a recovery room and more 
  • 1964 New Emergency Room constructed
  • 1962 The first two floors of the north wing were built
  • 1954   First addition added 19 beds to the third floor
  • 1951 Wood County Hospital opened with support from community members