CIVISTA Medical Center is a hospital located in Charles County, in southern Maryland. It was formerly called Physicians Memorial Hospital.
The hospital is owned and managed by CIVISTA Health System, a regional, not-for-profit, integrated health system serving Charles County and the surrounding areas of southern Maryland. CIVISTA’s mission requires the organization to reinvest resources into the community by providing health education and open access to healthcare.
In 1926, a tornado cut through Charles County leaving many dead and injured. This event motivated the county leadership to establish a hospital to serve county residents. In 1939, 408 patients were served at the hospital. Today, the hospital has the capacity to serve 42,000 patients annually. In 2008, a major renovation and expansion of CIVISTA Medical Center was completed, which doubled the size of the facility, and included new emergency department facilities. The hospital is now in its 70th year.