Dr Kaloost Vartan head to Nazareth to set up a medical clinic.
An eight-bed hospital and dispensary are opened.
Mary Anne departs Edinburgh for Nazareth with her husband Dr Kaloost Vartan. A larger complex is found, and an 18-bed hospital and dispensary are opened.
The Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society grants funds the purchase of 25 acres of land on a hill west of the city for the building of a new hospital.
The first hospital building is completed.
New buildings are established to accommodate new services and the increasing patient load
The School of Nursing is founded, the vision for which was pioneered by Dr Fredrick Scrimgeour
The Israeli government agrees to pay for the clinical services provided by the hospital.
The hospital consists of a male and a female ward. Under the new administrator, the hospital is developed to provide specialised departments and existing departments are refurbished. New departments include a labour ward and out-patients department.
New maternity facilities are created at the hospital in addition to dialysis and physiotherapy services.
Universal National Health Insurance is introduced in Israel. New legislation is introduced requiring medical practitioners to be able to read and write in Hebrew, having an impact on many of the expats working at the hospital.
Work on the Nazareth Village development project begins.
Nazareth Village officially opens. Over a million tourists and pilgrims have visited in the two decades since.
• First Jesus Trail walk takes place to bring supporters to Nazareth and raise funds for the hospital.
• The School of Nursing celebrates 90 years of providing nursing education.
The Nazareth Village fully moves under the jurisdiction of The Nazareth Trust.
The School of Nursing launch a new BA Nursing programme
The Hospital’s Neonatal Unit is recognised as being the best in Israel for the fourth time.
The Nazareth Hospital and Nazareth Trust celebrate 160 years of service.