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1965 - 1969

Program for the Glover Memorial Hospital Addition Cornerstone Ceremony, November 28, 1965

Over a three-year period, the hospital embarks on a $1,674,000 expansion and renovation with a federal grant from the Hill-Burton Act, which includes enlarged quarters for laboratory-pathology, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and a multi-purpose room recommended by federal Civil Defense as protection against radioactive fallout.

Pictured right: Program for the Glover Memorial Hospital Addition Cornerstone Ceremony, November 28, 1965

The renovated North Wing includes a new gift shop and coffee shop, a new emergency and outpatient department, an enlarged radiology department and the renovation of administrative and service offices. Medical and administrative staffs are augmented to meet the needs of a larger hospital that offers more advanced care.

Hospital medical staff, January 1965. Fourth row: Francis Moran, MD, John Alden, MD, John E. Doherty, MD, John Cadigan, MD, John Barker, MD, John Jewett, MD, Samuel Burgess, MD. Third row: Morgan Mahoney, MD, Sumner Hoffman, MD, Leslie Silverstone, MD, Knowles Lawrence, MD, Harold Brown, MD, Robert Condon, MD, Camille Berube, MD. Second row: Arthur Kelly, MD, Allen Locke, MD, Edward Broderick, MD, J. Braden Thompson, MD, Kenneth Christophe, MD, Henry Gilbert, MD, Peter Gudas, MD. First row: J. Whitney Brown, MD, Harry Bauer, MD, George White, MD, John Fernald, MD, Joseph King, MD, Seymour Sacks, MD

"I went directly to Glover Memorial Hospital ... to inquire about a job. The Director of Nursing, Miss Jean Lawson, saw me right away. This was on a Friday and she wanted me to start on a Monday. I accepted the offer. My starting pay was $2 an hour. Thus started my career at 'The Glover.' I had only been there two weeks when I was sent to the Emergency Room to cover as charge nurse for the regular ER nurse. Back then there was no Emergency Room physician. When a patient arrived, the nurse called whichever private doctor was covering that day to come in and see the patient. I was so new to the hospital that I didn't know when someone came through the door whether they were a patient or a doctor."
- Gloria Trecartin, RN, reminiscing on her first days as a Glover nurse in 1965







Needham Chronicle article about the new coffee shop at the hospital. Photo: Aid Association members volunteer at the coffee shop, November 23, 1967

Needham Chronicle article about the new coffee shop at the hospital. Photo: Aid Association members volunteer at the coffee shop, November 23, 1967




A busy day at the coffee shop

A busy day at the coffee shop



Volunteers and patrons at the coffee shop. A cup of homemade chicken soup costs 30 cents; a cheeseburger is 85 cents.





Opening day at the Lobby Shop, July 5, 1967

Opening day at the Lobby Shop, July 5, 1967




Needham Times photo and article about the Glover Hospital Aid Association opening the new Lobby Shop, July 13, 1967


Needham Times article about the Glover Hospital Aid Association opening the new Lobby Shop, July 13, 1967



Members of the Aid Association Food Bake Committee, 1964

Members of the Aid Association Food Bake Committee, 1964





Glover Memorial Aid Association Fourth of July Float, 1961

Glover Memorial Aid Association Fourth of July Float, 1961




New laboratory, 1966

New laboratory, 1966




New hospital beds, 1966

New hospital beds, 1966




New employee lounge, 1966

New employee lounge, 1966





New multipurpose room, 1966

New multipurpose room, 1966




Needham Times
article about first patient being moved into the new hospital wing, November 11, 1966

Needham Times article about first patient being moved into the new hospital wing, November 11, 1966

Contact Information

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham
148 Chestnut Street
Needham, MA 02492
781-453-3000