Establishment of the Hospital
The history of the establishment of the Provincial Specialist Hospital (today Megrez Sp. z o.o.) dates back to the 1950s, when the intensively expanding city and a large influx of people caused the need to build a modern, multi-specialty medical facility for the needs of the city's growing community. In 1959, the presidium of the Provincial National Council appointed an investor for this project - the District Directorate of Urban Investments in Tychy, and design work was commissioned to the Health Care Project Office in Krakow.
For the needs of the new facility, land in the north-eastern part of the city, on the route Katowice - Bielsko, has been developed. The building permit was issued on October 30, 1963. The general contractor was Wojewódzkie Przedsiębiorstwo Budownictwa Miejskiego in Tychy. Work started in the late 1960s.
The first staff of the hospital
The first director of the Tychy Voivodship Hospital under construction was Dr. n. med. Kazimierz Rapacz. In December 1970, when the construction phase was completed, the facility was equipped and staffed. The Department of General Surgery was first opened in 1971 under the direction of Dr. Szczepan Łukasiewicz (also a longtime director of the hospital), then Ophthalmologist with dr. Leszek Niemcewicz, Neurology with dr. Kazimierz Rapacz, Gynecology and Obstetrics with dr. Ryszard Wysocki, Newborns with medicine. med. Alicja Włodarz and Children with dr. Jacek Musiałowicz. The first patients were admitted in early March 1971.
Receiving the name of prof. Józef Gasiński
In the years 1979 - 2012, in the "provincial" there were clinics of the Silesian Medical Academy: IV Department of Internal Medicine (later IV Department of Internal Diseases and Rheumatology), V Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Department of Cardiology. In 1989, the Provincial Specialist Hospital No. 1 was named after an outstanding surgeon, prof. Józef Gasiński.
Commencement of the activity of the Provincial Specialist Hospital run by the Megrez company
In May 2012, WSS No. 1 was liquidated. On June 1, the Provincial Specialist Hospital started operating in the hospital building, run by the Megrez company, whose shareholder was initially the provincial government, and since 2014 also the local government of the city of Tychy and the Bieruńsko-Lędziński poviat. Since October 2017, the owners of WSS Megrez are: the city of Tychy and the Bieruńsko-Lędziński District. Mariola Szulc, MA, has been the president of the board and the general director since the beginning of WSS Megrez. The hospital runs 12 wards, 4 departments, an emergency room, a night and holiday clinic.