Hospitals: Massillon

Virtual Exhibits

Massillon State Hospital

The Massillon State Hospital opened September 6, 1898. The hospital continued until the 1970s, when the focus changed, and today operates as the Heartland Behavioral Health Center. The Massillon Museum does not hold any patient or genealogical records. They do exist in the care of Heartland Behavioral Health Center, but these records are kept private.

For more information on the State Hospital and how to find genealogy records, click here.

Massillon City Hospital

Massillon City Hospital opened its doors in 1910, and today we know it as Affinity Medical Center. View photos of the building from inception to the 1970s, as well as doctors and nurses who worked at the hospital c.1910.


A Century of Service: Massillon Community Hospital School of Nursing

The Massillon Museum marked the 100th anniversary of Massillon’s first nursing school graduating class with the new exhibition, A Century of Service: Massillon Community Hospital School of Nursing in 2012. The Museum preserves thousands of artifacts from the school including photographs, audio recordings, oral history interviews, uniforms, scrapbooks, and school books.

Additional Resources:

Photographs of the school of nursing
Audio recordings of the MCH School of Nursing Alumni Association


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