Bishop Rev. Daniel S. Tuttle of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah founded St. Mark’s Hospital in 1872. With 12,000 residents, Salt Lake City was growing and long overdue for an important addition—Utah’s first hospital. The original St. Mark’s had six beds, one physician and all male nurses. After opening its doors on April 30, 1872, St. Mark’s Hospital admitted 21 patients in the first month. Now, St. Mark’s Hospital touches hundreds of lives each day, and has a growing diverse group of colleagues and medical staff.
April 30, 1872 - St. Mark’s Hospital opened its doors and was the first medical facility in the Utah Territory located at 500 East and 400 South.
The Hospital moved to 500 East 300 South and space doubled to 12 beds.
St. Mark’s Charity Association was the first social service hospital organization in the valley.
St. Mark’s Hospital was recognized as the first "official" hospital in Salt Lake County. This would continue for the next thirty years.
New hospital opened at 300 West 700 North, capacity more than doubled again to 35 beds.
The St. Mark’s Hospital School of Nursing was founded.
The first X-ray machines in Utah were purchased by St. Mark’s Hospital.
St. Mark’s opened the Shriners Crippled Children’s Ward, and it continued to be a part of the hospital for 26 years.
Construction began on the current St. Mark’s Hospital.
May 20th, 1973 - "Moving Day" to new and current St. Mark’s Hospital location at 3900 South 1200 East.
Hospital Corporation of America, now HCA Healthcare, purchased St. Mark’s Hospital from Episcopal Diocese of Utah.
The St. Mark’s Women’s Health Center created the Center for Breast Care.
St. Mark’s Hospital opened the Women’s Pavilion with 18 Labor & Delivery beds and 48 patient beds.
St. Mark’s Hospital broke ground on new patient tower to expand services and accommodate service line growth.
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