History of Healthcare in Arlington

It All Started Here In 1909

That year, Dr. J.E. Harris built Arlington General Hospital. It was the first building erected for use as a hospital in Snohomish County, and served the residents of Arlington and surrounding communities.Through two world wars and many changes in the surrounding communities, Arlington General, and many dedicated nurses and physicians, continued to serve all those in need of health care.

In 1958 a New Hospital Was Built

By the 1960’s, that new hospital was struggling financially. In 1964 the community voted to tax themselves and form Public Hospital District #3. The district purchased Arlington General Hospital and renamed it Cascade Valley Hospital.Since the 1960’s, the hospital has been remodeled twice and many services have been added. A new hospital was built on the Cascade Valley Hospital campus in 1987; increasing the number of available beds and providing space for the ever-increasing services offered.

Cascade Valley Hospital joins Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics

In 1996, Public Hospital District #3, with interested physicians, formed North Snohomish County Health System (NSCHS). This health system, known as Cascade Valley Hospital & Clinics, included the hospital and a variety of primary care and specialty clinics, located in Arlington, Granite Falls, and Darrington.  In 2010, CVH completed a major expansion and renovation project, resulting in a stunning new building with state-of-the-art equipment throughout.

Partners For Life

On June 1st, 2016, Skagit Regional Health assumed operations of Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics, ensuring access to high-quality, local healthcare for our community.  Even though the name, the buildings, and the faces of the doctors and nurses have changed, Public Hospital District #3’s commitment to bring quality, progressive, friendly health care resources to Arlington and the surrounding communities has remained the same.