Halifax District Hospital opened its doors to the community on January 3, 1928. Founded by the state legislature, the hospital began operations with 125 licensed beds. During World War II, the hospital became a convalescent facility. In 1947, it was remodeled and returned to the community as an acute care general hospital. In 1986, the hospital was designated as the area's only Level II Trauma Center and changed its name to Halifax Medical Center.
In 2007, after many additional services were added, Halifax Medical Center became Halifax Community Health System, and recently chose to simplify the name to Halifax Health. Halifax Health is the area's largest healthcare provider with a tertiary and community hospital with 678 licensed beds, more than 500 physicians on its medical staff representing 46 medical specialties. Halifax Health also offers psychiatric services, four cancer treatment centers, the area's largest hospice organization, and a preferred provider organization.
OUR MISSION is to be the community healthcare leader through exceptional talent and superior patient centered service delivered in a financially sustainable manner.
OUR VISION is to develop talented teams dedicated to providing competent, accountable patient centered healthcare in a financially sustainable manner.
Halifax Health will cultivate a positive workplace in which each team member is valued, respected and has an opportunity for personal and professional growth. We will develop patient centered systems of care.
OUR SERVICE PHILOSOPHY
Halifax Health will ensure that those we serve are treated with courtesy and respect in a safe, compassionate and professional environment. Halifax Health will provide exemplary medical, emotional, and spiritual care for each of our patients and their families. - See more at: http://www.halifaxhealth.org/mission-values#sthash.Y7t0gTsN.dpuf – less