Celebrating 100 years of MWPH

It’s our Centennial! Join us in celebrating the wonderful history of this hospital and learn more about MWPH today!


 Happy Hills original building    Happy Hills patients 1930s


Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital was founded in 1922 by Hortense Kahn Eliasberg who sought to open a home where children could safely recover from illness and surgery. Thanks to her efforts, the Happy Hills Convalescent Home for Children opened later that year in Northwest Baltimore.



     therapist works with patient



Today, those who work at MWPH remain committed to Mrs. Eliasberg’s mission – improving the health and well-being of children who are ill, injured, or in need of help. Our mission continues to be maximizing the health and independence of the children we serve.


From our early days of treating rheumatic fever and polio to the current need of supporting patients through the long-term effects of COVID-19, MWPH serves as a critical resource for all children, regardless of their ability to pay.



Rosenberg celebration      patient celebrates with doctor




          MWPH History Book Cover

Now Available at the Ivy Bookshop in Mount Washington for $45. 


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Learn more about our 100 year history

5 Minute History video


Founder's Day Celebration


Group picnic photo



Celebrate the Centennial with us!


Here's how: 

  • Follow us on social media for posts about our history and photos, special events and more: 

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  • Check out our 100 year history in our MWPH History Timeline
  • Join us in our upcoming Centennial Golf Tournament at Hayfields Country Club - June 6, 2022  
  • Save the date for our Centennial Ball! November 19, 2022. More info here
  • Learn more about the hospital by checking out our website, or reach out to us for more information. 
    Contact Mona Rock, Director of Marketing and Communications, [email protected], 410-578-5210.


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