History of SDCH

1973
Dec 31

1,075 Babies

1,075 Babies

In 1973 there were 1,075 babies born at SDCH!  The infant mortality rate at South Davis Community Hospital is below the average for the nation.

1970
Jan 15

SDCH is One of First Hospitals to Install Fetal Monitoring

SDCH is One of First Hospitals to Install Fetal Monitoring

In 1970, SDCH was one of the first hospitals in the state to install fetal monitoring equipment that continually checks a baby’s heartbeat during labor.  The system was soon used..Read More

1966
Mar 01

One of First Hospitals for Medicare

One of First Hospitals for Medicare

SDCH is one of the first hospitals in the state to be accepted for Medicare.  By this time, SDCH has 80-bed capacity, 150 employees, and a payroll of one-half million..Read More

1961
Aug 01

Admits First Patient in Summer of 1961

Admits First Patient in Summer of 1961

SDCH’s 40-bed nonprofit acute care hospital opens, admitting its first patient in the summer of 1961.  Prior to SDCH opening, Davis County residents were required to travel north to Ogden..Read More

Jul 01

First SDCH Administrator

First SDCH Administrator

Mr. William P. Moore is appointed as the first administrator of SDCH at its start in 1961.  Mr. Moore provided great leadership ability in the management of the hospital, as..Read More

1960
Dec 30

Original SDCH Board of Directors

Original SDCH Board of Directors

The incorporators of the nonprofit South Davis Community Hospital were civic officials, prominent citizens in the community, and representatives of the medical profession in the area.  The 34 founders of..Read More

Dec 22

Officially Incorporated in 1960

Officially Incorporated in 1960

South Davis Community Hospital, Inc. officially incorporates as a nonprofit corporation on 22 December 1960.  The organization was endowed for the express purpose of providing a public, nonprofit hospital designed..Read More

1950
Jun 01

Dream It, Build It

Dream It, Build It

First discussions were held in 1950 by area physicians on the need for a hospital in Bountiful.  Planning talks continued for the next six years; private funding was obtained and..Read More