Group Health Cooperative dedicates new hospital on Seattle's Capitol Hill on October 8, 1960.

  • By HistoryLink Staff
  • Posted 8/13/2005
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 7422
On October 8, 1960, Group Health Cooperative dedicates its new hospital on Seattle's Capitol Hill. The 173-bed hospital, located on E John Street and 15th Avenue E, was financed by a fundraising campaign, Operation Zero Mortgage, that raised the entire $3.2 million cost of building the hospital.

Group Health Cooperative began providing patient care in 1947. By the end of 1960, it had more than 60,000 members.


Sources: Walt Crowley, To Serve the Greatest Number: A History of Group Health Cooperative of Seattle (Seattle: GHC/University of Washington Press, 1995), 104, 106.

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