Healthcare Innovation Timeline

Timeline created by Mike Chiarulli
In History
  • First US Hospital

    First US Hospital
    The first hospital in the US (the 13 colonies at the time) was founded in Pennsylvania by Dr. Thomas Bond and Benjamin Franklin "to care for the sick-poor and insane who were wandering the streets of Philadelphia." in 1751. The University of Pennsylvania. n.d. "History of Pennsylvania Hospital." Accessed September 25, 2020.
  • Texas School Teachers

    Texas School Teachers
    A group of teachers in Dallas set up prepaid healthcare plans with Baylor University. This created a way for providers to cover lost revenue during the depression area, while also giving consumers an affordable way to pay for inpatient care. Similar plans where created during the depression era. Moseley, George B. 2008. "The US Healthcare Non-System, 1908- 2008" American Medical Association.10,5: 324-331.
  • First Organ Donation and Transplantation

    First Organ Donation and Transplantation
    In 1954, the first organ donation and transplantation was successful. It was a kidney transplant. By the late 1960s, successful transplants of the liver, heart and pancreas were being performed. United Network for Organ Sharing. 2020. "History." Accessed September 26, 2020.
  • First Assisted Living

    First Assisted Living
    What is considered the first assisted living facility opened in Portland, Oregon in 1981. Park Place offered "residents private rooms with doors that locked, 24-hour staffing for medical emergencies, as well as community areas for social interaction." American Senior Communities. 2014. "The Evolution of Assisted Living." Accessed September 26, 2020.
  • The Affordable Care Act

    The Affordable Care Act
    The Affordable Care Act was passed under the Obama administration with three primary goals. "1.Make affordable health insurance available to more people. 2.Expand the Medicaid program to cover all adults with income below 138% of the federal poverty level. 3.Support innovative medical care delivery methods designed to lower the costs of health care generally." n.d. "Affordable Care Act (ACA)." Accessed September 25, 2020.