Featured article in the Mount Graham Minute- October 2021!
MGRMC is excited to celebrate 50 years of membership in The American Hospital Association. Our journey of serving
our valley began a half-century ago, a feat that MGRMC is extremely proud of. The American Hospital Association
recognized our hospital for our shared commitment to working toward a society of healthy communities where all
individuals reach their highest health potential.
Mount Graham Regional Medical Center became a member of The American Hospital Association in 1971, under the hospital’s original name Mt. Graham Community Hospital. This is where our mission to provide our community with quality, compassionate care began. Construction for the hospital began in 1971, with the hospital officially opening its doors on December 3, 1973.
In 1971, Mt. Graham Community Hospital also formed its first Board of Directors. The original Board members
included Duane Spalsbury (Chairman), Arden Palmer (Vice President), Irval Mortenson (Secretary), Larry Crockett, Dr.
Frederick W. Knight, Robert E. Lee, Isobel Nelson, Lavor Reed, and Al G. Stanley.
Mount Graham Regional Medical Center has had a long-standing tradition of providing our community
with compassionate, quality patient care- a tradition that we will continue. It has been a great privilege
to serve our community for five decades now, and we plan to do so for many years to come. We hope to
continue to make a difference in the individual lives in our community.
“We are grateful for the American Hospital Association recognizing MGRMCs dedication to serving our
community’s health care needs for over 50 years. We would not be able to provide excellent care without
the legacy of those original Community Members who saw a need and worked so diligently to ensure
those needs were met. We take great pride in our staff, who carry on that legacy by their continued service of providing excellent health care.” – Caro Gaethje, Governing Board Chairman