This Month in Rochester History

Courtesy of Remembering Rochester

In June 1966, leaders of the Rochester community gathered to celebrate the cornerstone laying for the suburban unit of Crittenton Hospital on University Drive. The first full-service hospital to serve the area was welcomed and eagerly anticipated by citizens who were accustomed to traveling to Pontiac, Mount Clemens or Detroit for their acute health care needs. Thus, when Crittenton Hospital of Detroit announced plans to build a suburban unit, village and township officials lobbied to have the facility located here. Howard L. McGregor, Jr., vice-president of the hospital board of trustees and chairman of the fundraising committee for the Rochester location, presided over the cornerstone ceremony and U.S. Senator Robert Griffin delivered the keynote address on that memorable day.

Crittenton Hospital Opened in 1967

Crittenton Hospital Opened in 1967

From Remembering Rochester – a blog featuring local history articles, photos, memories, and history-related news about Rochester and Rochester Hills (formerly Avon Township), Oakland County, Michigan.

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