Mary Rutan Hospital came into existence as a gift of Rebecca R. Williams in 1916. Mrs. Williams' will specified that the property, deeded to the city of Bellefontaine, was to be used for a hospital, and the hospital to be named in memory of her mother, Mary Rutan. Construction began, and in 1919 the doors opened to a 25-bed, two-floor hospital. Multiple expansions have occurred during the hospital's 100-year history, each time increasing services offered to the community.
In 1978, Mary Rutan Hospital became a not-for-profit corporation after being a municipal hospital since its origin. Along with this change, the hospital officially became Mary Rutan Hospital of Logan County, serving as the county's only total acute healthcare facility.
In 1984, the hospital implemented a second phase of corporate restructuring by which Mary Rutan Health Association was formed and became the holding corporation for Mary Rutan Hospital and two other entities, namely Mary Rutan Foundation and Logan View, LLC.
Mary Rutan Hospital today
Mary Rutan Hospital is a leading not-for-profit healthcare organization with a comprehensive and integrated system of inpatient, outpatient and community services connected to meet the health and wellness needs of all members of the community. The most recent opening of the Mary Rutan Health Center marks 13 total off-site locations in a four-county region that includes Logan, Champaign, Hardin and Shelby. Together, Mary Rutan Hospital team members deliver award-winning services that are recognized by patients and their families, as well as independent organizations that rank the hospital among the best.
Mary Rutan Hospital is a general medical surgical hospital and is accredited by DNV GL, a global quality assurance and risk management company. This means that our efforts to provide high quality patient care have earned professional recognition.
Mary Rutan Hospital is made up of many complex parts. Each part is unique and necessary to the whole. We are the community's health team. Although we often receive national recognition for the services we provide, a more lasting reward is knowing, that as a team, we are making an impact in the communities we serve.