Follow along key moments in our 125-year journey. And, watch for our Throwback Thursday posts on Facebook. 1893Lancaster General Hospital begins serving the needs of the community in a 3-story brick residence on North Queen Street. It is relocated to a private mansion on North Lime Street in 1896.1903Formal nurses' training school is established at Lancaster General; first nurse graduates in 1905.1912The first cesarean section was performed at Lancaster General Hospital in June. There were 112 recorded births the following year.1918The flu epidemic hits Lancaster. Hundreds of citizens get the flu, and hospitals are filled beyond capacity. This photo shows Moose Hall (northwest corner of Penn Square) which was temporarily used as an emergency hospital.1929Lancaster General Hospital undertakes its last major expansion project before World War II. A $450,000 program paved the way for a new maternity building, a new administration wing and acquisition of another private home for nurses.1938Lancaster General Hospital acquires its first iron lung.1952A new wing is dedicated at LGH that contains 156 new beds, a chapel, new interns’ quarters, library, kitchen and cafeterias, administrative areas, employee lounges, and heart clinic.The hospital now has 450 patient beds.1977Lancaster General Hospital begins using a technological marvel — the computerized axial tomography machine (CAT scanner).1986Lancaster General Hospital announces the creation of Women’s Health Pavilion within the hospital.1994Lancaster General Hospital finishes construction on the Lancaster General Health Campus.2000Lancaster General opens Women & Babies Hospital adjacent to the Health Campus.2005$68 million Lancaster General Orthopedic Center opens at Lancaster General Hospital, including 42 patient beds, seven operating rooms, a spacious main lobby and signifcant shell space for future expansions.2007Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital, Lancaster General’s joint venture with Kindred Healthcare, becomes county’s first free-standing rehabilitation hospital for patients who need rehabilitation after a stroke, brain injury, traumatic injury or extensive surgery.2013The Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute opens adjacent to the Suburban Outpatient Pavilion.The two-story, 90,000 square foot facility redesigned oncology care by combining the latest diagnostic and treatment options with an environment that benefits the mind, body and spirit of patients and families. A community fundraising campaign raised more than half of the institute’s $46 million cost.2016A $60+ million dollar expansion of Lancaster General Hospital begins, which will ensure all patients have access to private rooms, supporting improved care delivery, patient satisfaction and family and caregiver space. Opening is slated for spring 2018.