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timeline 1980s
Sunnyslope, Desert Mission and John C. Lincoln Hospital in the early 1980s.
timeline 1980s
Innovations in health care continue to drive growth at John C. Lincoln. New space for physical therapy and other rehabilitation services allow John C. Lincoln to expand these important services for patients.
timeline 1980s
With Lincoln Learning Center and Adult Day Health Care housed in the same building, the opportunities for interaction between seniors and children abound. Here, Learning Center children learn gymnastics in Adult Day's activities room.
timeline 1980s
Dan C. Coleman rolls up his sleeves to tear down the Sunnyslope Plaza, making room for additional parking for patients and employees at John C. Lincoln Hospital.

1989 - Bryans Extended Care Center opens a ventilator unit.

1989 - George H. Bush is inaugurated President of the United States.

1988 - Governor Evan Mecham of Arizona is impeached.

1988 - The Helen C. Lincoln Day Nursery outgrows its small space at Second Street and Hatcher Road, spurring the building and opening of Lincoln Learning Center. The Adult Day Health Care Center moves from its location inside the main hospital building into a wing of the Learning Center, providing opportunities for intergenerational activities.

1988 - John C. Lincoln physicians begin donating their time to provide limited hospital services to Sunnyslope Elementary School students suffering from common childhood ailments, such as ear infections and sore throats.

1988 - The Berlin Wall falls.

1987 - Phoenix General Hospital moves to a new, expanded facility on 27th Avenue and Beardsley Road.

1987 - Dan Coleman becomes the CEO of what was then named Lincoln Health, the third administrator in John C. Lincoln Hospital's history.

1986 - John C. Lincoln Hospital opens the Adult Day Health Care Center, the first adult day care facility in Phoenix.

1985 - John C. Lincoln Hospital employees establish Lincoln Gives, providing employees with the opportunity to give back to the community by making donations to charitable organizations of their choice.

1985 - John C. Lincoln Home Health is established to provide safe and effective medical care delivered directly to patients in the comfort of their homes, continuing a tradition begun by Marguerite Colley in 1919.

1984 - Desert Mission Food Bank receives a Block Grant to renovate its small building at 9 E. Mission Lane. The renovation doubles the space available for storage and distribution of emergency food boxes.

1984 - In honor of their son, H. Skip Bryans, Harvey and Beulah Bryans pledge $500,000 toward the construction of a new skilled nursing facility. Bryans Extended Care Center opens in 1984.

1982 - The Cowden Center, a unique facility focusing on health education, rehabilitation and physical therapy, opens. The center houses the Grigg Medical Library, the first medical library in Phoenix open to the public.

1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor of Arizona is appointed by President Ronald Reagan as the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. O'Connor joins fellow Arizonan William Rehnquist.

1981 - Ronald Reagan is inaugurated President of the United States.

1980 - John C. Lincoln Hospital Auxiliary announces the donation of four Parcourse Fitness Circuits to the City of Phoenix. The fitness courses were constructed at four North Phoenix city parks.

1980s - Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, health care consumers grow more knowledgeable about their health. In response, fitness programs and health education became a key component of John C. Lincoln Hospital's mission.

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