Lancaster General Hospital was located in a small row home on North Queen Street when we welcomed our first patient in 1893. We have grown over the past 125 years to become Lancaster General Health, a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health system that constantly strives to provide innovative and compassionate care, and to make our community among the healthiest in the nation. As a part of Penn Medicine, we provide local access to the world’s most advanced research and clinical trials, leading to one-of-a-kind cures.

Your life is our legacy, and to us, that's worth everything.





Lancaster General Hospital was located in a small row home on North Queen Street when we welcomed our first patient in 1893. We have grown over the past 125 years to become Lancaster General Health, a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health system that constantly strives to provide innovative and compassionate care, and to make our community among the healthiest in the nation. As a part of Penn Medicine, we provide local access to the world’s most advanced research and clinical trials, leading to one-of-a-kind cures.

Your life is our legacy, and to us, that's worth everything.




"Lancaster General Health has proudly served our community for 125 years. Our yearlong celebration of the 125th anniversary of Lancaster General Hospital will culminate with a community event in September. We invite you to join us for this special celebration. As we honor our rich history and the visionary mission of our founders, we promise to continue our commitment to meeting your health-care needs for the next century and beyond."
Jan Bergen, CEO


125th Anniversary Historical Timeline

Our interactive timeline highlights historical LG Health dates and events from throughout the past 125 years. It also features significant moments from Lancaster County’s history and medical innovations that have been introduced since 1893. Explore the rich history today!

Video Reflections:
125 Years of Caring for Our Community

Listen to unique insights on the evolution of our community of caring from physicians, volunteers and LG Health employees.
Then & Now
Go back in time and slide to the present to reveal glimpses into the rich history of Lancaster General Health.
Class of 1977 Class of 1977

Reunion: LGH Family Medicine Residency Class of 1977
Queen Street Queen Street

Our first hospital at 322 N. Queen Street: yesterday and today
Queen Street Queen Street

James Street view of LGH: growing to better serve our community
125th Anniversary Event
September 22, 2018
Suburban Pavilion  |  2100 Harrisburg Pike

Join us for a free community event! Bring the entire family!


You are invited for a fun day of healthy activities designed for the whole family. Join us for educational displays and activities that promote healthy lifestyles for adults and kids!
A Milestone Worthy of a Memorable Celebration

In celebration of our 125th anniversary, the Lancaster General Health Foundation will host a special fundraising event on Saturday, September 15 to benefit our behavioral health initiatives. Proceeds raised from this event will establish and benefit the Behavioral Health Community Impact Fund.

Share your memories using #LGH125
Were you born at Lancaster General Hospital? Do you remember the iconic Duke Street "wall" or the nursing school dorm on Lime Street? We invite you to share your memories and experiences on your favorite social media platform. Tag your posts with the hashtag #LGH125. You can also share your comments and ask questions about our history by emailing us at LGHTimeline@lghealth.org.
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