Bricks & Mortals: The Centennial Exhibit

A Photographic Retrospective of Doylestown Hospital

To commemorate the hospital’s centennial, over 70 compelling photographs by Ed Eckstein in this retrospective exhibit recall timeless moments of comfort, healing, vulnerability, and dignity capturing the enduring heart and spirit of the Doylestown Health community.
Doylestown Health celebrated the opening weekend of Bricks and Mortals: The Centennial Exhibit on February 3 & 4 in the Doylestown Hospital ArtWalk with photographer Ed Eckstein. This inaugural Centennial year event reimagined the original commission by Doylestown Hospital and the Michener Museum that commemorated the 75th Anniversary of the hospital in 1998. More than 40 never-before-seen images were curated together with the original works to display a truly timeless look at patient care and the caregivers.
During the previews, friends and colleagues reconnected, some of whom were involved in the original exhibit, and shared fond memories. Ed Eckstein captivated guests with stories about the people of Doylestown Hospital featured in the photos, and his personal experiences while staying round-the-clock in the hospital.

The exhibit ran through February 26.

“The exhibit is beautiful. It is heartfelt and absolutely inspiring.”

Read more about the exhibit and purchase a copy of “Bricks & Mortals: A Hospital Observed,” a limited-edition book signed by the photographer here. To learn about signature programs and celebrations designed to honor our Centennial, click here.

About Our Centennial

From Doylestown Emergency Hospital’s opening at the intersection of Pine and Oakland Streets one hundred years ago, Doylestown Health—which includes the flagship Doylestown Hospital—has grown to an award-winning, comprehensive healthcare system. Our founders, the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA), established Doylestown Hospital and continue to support it through their steadfast leadership, governance, and philanthropic investments. Delivering the highest-quality, patient-centered care in the region is our mission, as it has been for the past hundred years.

About Doylestown Health

Doylestown Health is an independent, not-for-profit, clinically integrated network of care encompassing Doylestown Hospital’s expert inpatient and outpatient services, primary care physicians and specialists, home health, hospice and palliative care, urgent care, and more. Consistently recognized regionally and nationally for high-quality care and innovation, Doylestown Hospital provides comprehensive healthcare ranging from routine outpatient services to clinically advanced treatment options. With 450 board-certified physicians, 3,200 Associates, and 600 volunteers—Doylestown Health delivers patient-centered care with clinical expertise and compassion every day.
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