Brief History of the Glenwood Hospital

Furtney house / First Hospital in Glenwood

Furtney house / First Hospital in Glenwood

The first hospital in Glenwood was established in September 1912 when Dr. Eberlin and Dr. Elsey rented the “Furtney House” along Lake Minnewaska in September of 1912 to turn it into a hospital. Miss Wiese of Elbow Lake was hired as nurse and Miss Boyd of Oakdale, IL was hired as a helper. The hospital operated in this house until 1916.IMG_0873

In 1916, the doctors purchased the “Fjelstad House” in on Minnesota Avenue and operated the hospital there until 1939 when the “new” modern brick hospital was constructed.

The current Glacial Ridge Hospital exists as a system of several expansions to the 1939 building.

1939 Glenwood Hospital

1939 Glenwood Hospital

Hospital in 2006

Hospital in 2006

Glenwood Medical Center today (photo from their website)
Glenwood Medical Center today (photo from their website)

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3 Responses to Brief History of the Glenwood Hospital

  1. Karen Martinson says:

    Nice article on the hospitals. Is the first hospital Dick and Carol Kaus’ house? Where is the second hospital house/building located? Thanks, Karen Martinson

    • Ann says:

      Thanks for your encouragement, Karen! The first hospital was indeed the Kaus’ home. The second hospital is no longer standing. It was located on Minnesota Avenue, across from the Bickle house.

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