In 1953, Hunterdon Medical Center opened its doors and drew national attention for focusing on wellness and primary care. The founders of Hunterdon Medical Center believed that a quality hospital should be a teaching hospital and that physicians who participate in ongoing medical education maintain their knowledge of advances in medicine and rise to the challenges set by inquisitive students. Hunterdon Medical Center treats over 8,600 inpatients annually, with 33,000 Emergency Department visits and over 292,000 outpatient visits per year. The 178-bed teaching hospital provides a full range of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic inpatient and outpatient hospital and community health services. Hunterdon Healthcare will continue to keep pace and offer the newest trends in medicine to the community. Building a healthier community is not an innovative program - it is changing the behaviors of people. Hunterdon Healthcare will continue to give the community the tools needed to make healthier choices to improve their wellbeing.