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HISTORY

The history of the Moriggia Pelascini Hospital is attributable to the charitable work of a young nun, Sister Fede Passoni, who, in the summer of 1899, and not long after having been accepted into the order of the Sister Adorers of the Blessed Sacrament, arrived in Gravedona to care for the wife of Mr Aggio Mattone, Mrs Maria Rossi, who had been suffering for some time. It was Sister Fede’s discrete presence and kindness that prompted Mr Aggio Mattone to make his home available to the nun so that she could care for the sick and elderly of Gravedona with that same love.

Ospedale Classificato Moriggia Pelascini

Mr Aggio brought this idea to the attention of Fr. Spinelli who viewed it favourably and eventually, on 14 February 1900, the notarial deed with which the Suore Adoratrice acquired Mr Aggio Mattone Onorato’s property for 1,500 lira was signed; this paved the way for the treatment and care of the sick and elderly of the small hospital of St. Joseph to begin.

The nun was granted permission by St. Joseph Clinic in 1928 to go and care for Mrs Moriggia Pelascini during her last illness. What had already occurred in 1899 happened once again; Mrs Moriggia decided to donate a more amenable environment in which to care for Gravedona's sick.
Even though the Casa Moriggia Pelascini was not a hospital, it had in effect, during those years, operated as such, with the continuous presence of full-time doctors and because of the establishment’s particular location, the only one of its kind on the western bank of the lake. Its official status was granted in a decision by the Regional Council of Lombardy in 1974, when the Casa Moriggia Pelascini became a District General Hospital.

Ospedale Classificato Moriggia Pelascini

THE HOSPITAL TODAY

In 1999 the District General Hospital became part of the Italcliniche Group, that redefined its accredited status, adding new disciplines such as paediatrics, in response to the area's needs, and furthermore assigning it a special mission for emergency and urgent care.

The new millennium marked the rebirth of the hospital, which received accreditation for other high specialisations such as neurosurgery, cardiology with haemodynamics, vascular surgery and Intensive Care/Cardiac Intensive Care. The helipad was upgraded for night-time use, and the hospital’s mission for emergency and urgent care was recognised in 2010 when it became a Level 1 level emergency treatment and admissions facility.

Ospedale Classificato Moriggia Pelascini

Since then the hospital has operated as a public service in a delicate sector such as that of emergency and urgent care, in an area that is completely deprived of facilities of this kind and in which different ways of communication are severely hindered.

The hospital in Gravedona ed Uniti has an accredited setup that allows it to develop synergies that will guarantee prompt treatment and excellent outcomes. 2013 is the year of a new challenge, that of specialist rehabilitation.

In addition to being a point of reference for the high complexity rehabilitation in Parkinson’s, it has launched, in collaboration with the University Clinic in Innsbruck, headed by Prof. Leopold Saltuari, its new neuro rehabilitation project on patients with severe, non-stabilised brain injuries. Precisely because of its vocation for emergency and urgent care the hospital in Gravedona ed Uniti has proved to be the ideal setting for the launch of this project, because this kind of rehabilitation presupposes that patients with severe brain injuries that are still in a non stabilised state will receive treatment within a few days of the trauma.

The year 2013 is the year for a new challenge, that of high complexity specialist rehabilitation.

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