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  1. This afternoon I was researching the hospitals in Pasadena, Texas and came across a historic website that featured Pasadena. http://www.earlytexashistory.com/Pasadena/histime.html The website lists the year 1937 as the following: - Presbyterian church organized. - Feb 14, Champion Paper mill opens. - Jackson Jr. High built. - First hospital, Pasadena Clinic & Hospital opens (Dr. E. E. Conners). - First movie house (Rita/Pasadena Theater, now Norman Furniture). - Methodist build new brick sanctuary ($12,000 with 400 members). Does anyone know where I can get more information on Pasadena's first hospital? I tried searching the libraries, and Google, with no luck. I'm guessing the hospital name is incorrect, which is why I cannot locate any information. I did find a few articles containing the person E.E. Conners (without being a professional Doctor). E.E. Conners was apart of USMC it appears. Thanks HAIF!
  2. I was reading the newspaper The Baytown Sun dated August 26, 1990 and came across a business advertisement for Pasadena General Hospital located at 1004 Seymour Street. The hospital was located off of Pasadena Blvd. which used to be named Tatar. A Second Look... Cosmetic Surgery Services of Pasadena General Hospital-- Call us if you are considering comestic surgery, give us a call at 473-9028. Because you're worth A Second Look. Pasadena General Hospital 1004 Seymour, Pasadena, TX 77506 South Belt Leader dated July 14, 1983: Pasadena General adding new nursing tower, ICU Work has begun on a new three-story nursing tower and intensive care unit of Pasadena General Hospital. In addition to the 35,000-square feet of new construction, there will be 24,000-square feet of remodeling work. The $8.2 million industrial revenue bonds were underwritten by E.F. Hutton Company. Steve Claiborn, first vice president, handled the transaction for Hutton. The issuing agency was the Pasadena Health Facilities Development Corporation. The bonds are guaranteed by Huntington Health Services, Inc. (owners of Pasadena General Hospital) and by a letter of credit from Bank of Southwest, National Association, Houston. Jason Frye and Associations, Inc. the architect, has unique “contemporary” exterior that focuses on a large three-story arch. W.J. Mechura, Jr., hospital administrator, says construction is part of plan envisioned by their owners to offer more efficient, up-to-date nursing care. The new building is due to be completed in May 1984.
  3. I was reading the newspaper South Belt Leader dated December 3, 1980 and came across an employment wanted advertisement for Pasadena Bayshore Hospital located at 4000 Spencer Hwy. Specials for Special Nurses Pasadena Bayshore Hospital is looking for a select group of full-time and part-time RN's and LVN's to join our progressive health care facility. We recognize that nurses are special people and we offer you the opportunity to develop your skills and grow with us. Current openings include-- Pasadena Bayshore Hospital 4000 Spencer Highway * Pasadena, Texas 77504 * 944-6666, ext. 1230 An affiliate of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) e.o.e.
  4. I was looking into the works of Kenneth Franzheim and discovered a rendering for San Jacinto Memorial Hospital located in Baytown. Looks like the hospital was built in 1947 by W.S. Bellows. Was the hospital purchased by Houston Methodist and eventually demolished? I'm not that familiar with Baytown.
  5. I'm trying to find information about an old hospital on Houston's west side. Is there any information about it? Looks like it was located near Bellaire and Wilcrest. After researching more, the hospital was originally called Alief General Hospital? The Alief General Hospital had an address of 11101 Bellaire Blvd. which is at the corner of Bellaire and Wilcrest. Here's an advertisement inquiring employment wanted found in the newspaper The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan dated October 6, 1976. An image of the hospital that I cropped from a photograph of a FINA Gas Station located at 11024 Bellaire Blvd.
  6. Found an awesome magazine called Modern Hospital, released 1952-11: Vol 79 Iss 5. You can read the publication on archive.org. Great website for historical items! As with any library, you can "check out" any book/magazine and "return it" an hour later. The magazine shows an in-depth look at the Texas Medical Center portfolio (in the ~1950s) including floor plans of old hospitals! I might create new threads with the information I found, but I wanted to focus on the Jefferson Davis Hospital In The Texas Medical Center. A proposal in 1950 included a Jefferson Davis Hospital to the west of Baylor College of Medicine's Cullen Building. Looks like this would be located near the present-day DeBakey Library and Museum located at 6450 East Cullen Street. Actually, it looks to be the whole area west, so all the space before Memorial Hermann's Robertson Pavilion. Proposed New Jefferson Davis Hospital Architects: Alfred C. Finn, Maddox & Johnson, Houston. Prime consideration in planning Jefferson Davis Hospital was given to the operation of the hospital in order to conserve personnel, time in providing patient care, and to reduce to a minimum the possibility of cross infection. The entire project has been so planned that all phases of the plant can be expanded without undue inconvenience to operation. Simplicity of design and economy of constriction are also important in planning for a minimum of maintenance. The nursing unit is the major theme in setting the pattern of the structure. Four nursing units are arranged on a floor in the “double pavilion” plan. Each wing contains two regular wards of five units providing beds for 31 acutely ill patients. Between the two wards is a central core that provides space for utilities, baths, treatment and examination rooms and other facilities in common. Number 8:
  7. I have a death certificate from 1957 showing that a cousin was institutionalized for 10 years at 1200 southmore blvd. Does this make sense?
  8. West Oaks Hospital Psychiatric Care Greater Houston. West Oaks Hospital has faithfully served Houston and the surrounding communities for over three decades. We are a fully accredited 160-bed hospital. https://westoakshospital.com/ What does everyone think about this place? Been a staple around Houston forever. Maybe longer than the Menninger Clinic?
  9. I was browsing the newspaper The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan dated August 25, 1976 and came across an article featuring St. Elizabeth Hospital located at 4514 Lyons Ave. Hospital Raffles Car Tune-Up Your car been giving you trouble? Don't give it up - - give it a Chance! You have the opportunity to buy your automobile a $75 tune-up for only $1.00 per chance. The St. Elizabeth Hospital of Houston Foundation is raffling a $75 tune-up for only $1.00 per chance. The St. Elizabeth Hospital of Houston Foundation is raffling a $75 complete car tune-up at $1.00 per dance. Tickets can be purchased at St. Elizabeth Hospital, 4514 Lyons Avenue, N.E. Houston, or by calling 675-1711.
  10. I was looking at the publication Texas State Journal of Medicine dated July 1925 and came across a hospital that I've never heard of. It's the Houston Eye, Ear, And Throat Hospital located at 1300 Walker Avenue. Houston Eye, Ear, And Throat Hospital 1300 Walker Avenue, Corner of Caroline Street Open April 1, 1924 A modern, fire-proof Hospital, for the care of eye, ear, nose and throat cases. Staff: Eye: Dr. W.W. Ralston Dr. E.L. Goar Ear, Nose, and Throat: Dr. John H. Foster Dr. Lyle J. Logue Dr. Claude C. Cody Superintendent: Melanie Perry, R.N.
  11. I was reading the newspaper The Houston Post. June 3, 1924 and came across an article detailing a new hospital called Autry Memorial Hospital School located at the intersection of Shepherd's Dam Road and West Dallas Avenue. Awesome, awesome find!! I never knew about this hospital! Apparently the hospital was another tuberculosis treatment center that paired with the Houston Anti-Tuberculosis League Hospital located at 806 Bagby Street. Here's the newspaper clipping and article: Child Hospital Is Given To City By Mrs. Autry $50,000 Institution to Stand as Memorial to James L. Autry Jr. Tubercular Boys and Girls Will Be Cared For in Effective Way. A hospital and school for tubercular children and those threatened with the diseases to cost $50,000, is to be built and given to the city at once by Mrs. Allie K. Autry. Announcement of the gift was made by Mayor Holcombe at the meeting of the city council Monday afternoon. Plans for the building were begun some months ago and have been completed and approved both by the council and by the advisory board representing Mrs. Autry. The hospital will occupy a site near the city present tubercular hospital, at the intersection of Shepherd’s Dam road and West Dallas avenue. It will be known as the “Autry Memorial School” in honor of the donor’s son, James Lockhart Autry Jr., who died in 1922.
  12. What's the story with the old Twelve Oaks Hospital located at 4200 Portsmouth Street? The original hospital with the huge columns was demolished for the expansion of the glass facade "River Oaks Hospital"? What years was the original hospital active? Any demolishing pictures? Anyone have any memories here? I guess being a hospital, it might be bad memories. Found this postcard on Ebay. The idea of this hospital sitting near Greenway Plaza is wild. It would definitely not fit in today's commercial/hospital realty climate. Tweleve Oaks Hospital 4200 Portsmouth, Houston, Texas 77027 Beautiful 112-bed general hospital, conveniently located between the Southwest Freeway and Richmond Avenue. Complete, modern facilities for all surgical and medical patients. Spacious, cheerful rooms with a home-like atmosphere.
  13. I discovered a new hospital! The Turner Urological Institute located at 506 Caroline Street. The hospital was active in the 1930s and 1940s. Found in the publication: Texas State Journal of Medicine, Volume 38, Number 7, November 1942. Turner Urological Institute 506 Caroline Street, Houston, Texas B. Weems Turner, M.D., F.A.C.S. - Director of Urology and Dermatology. T.A. Andrews, B.S. M.D. - Urology. Holiday ad found in the newspaper The Texas Jewish Herald dated September 6, 1934:
  14. I was browsing the newspaper The Houston Post date November 29, 1906 and came across a business listing for The White Sanitarium, Inc. We Cure Whiskey, Drugs, and Tobacco Habits. In eight to fifteen days without pain or sickness. Cure effected before requiring one cent of pay. No experiment but a thoroughly test cure. We allow the patients to be sole judge of the cure, and should they fail to be satisfied the treatment costs absolutely nothing. See us before taking treatment elsewhere. Address or call on The White Sanatorium, Inc. 1517 Texas Ave. Houston, Texas. Mervin Rives, M.D. Physician in charge. Eph Roddy, Manager. Old Phone 5051.
  15. I was browsing the newspaper The Houston Post dated November 29, 1906 and came across a business listing for South End Sanitarium. South End Sanitarum. A quiet, secluded sanitarium for ladies during confinement. All private troubles of women carefully attended to. Home found for infants. Terms moderate. Mrs. Edith Drennan, 3210 Main Street. Old Phone 5433.
  16. I was reading the publication "Houston Gargoyle, Volume 4 dated in 1931 and came across a business listing for The Montrose Sanitarium And Nurses Registry located at 3508 Milam Street. The Montrose Sanitarium and Nurses Registry. 3508 Milam - Hadley 232. Mrs. Catherine Hunt, Mgr. An institution where the sick are cared for both day and night, with private or semiprivate rooms.
  17. I was reading the newspaper The Texan dated January 21, 1987 and came across a business advertisement for AMI Bellaire Hospital located at 5314 Dashwood Drive. Was anyone ever born here by any chance? What's up with the hospital network called AMI? Did they leave the Houston market, or merge with one of our giant TMC institutions?
  18. I was browsing the newspaper The Texan dated April 1, 1987 and came across a business listing for AMI Westbury Hospital located at 5556 Gasmer Dr. Was anyone born here by any chance? I believe this small hospital was active in the 1970s and 1980s? It has since changed ownership and is now listed as HopeBridge Hospital. Recently on Loopnet, the 5.7 acre site was up for sale but has since been withdrawn/sold. Hard to believe an independent, or out of state network, could survive in Houston with the TMC being located just 6 miles away. I wonder of there were any other AMI hospitals around town? I believe I ran into the name while browsing HAIF once. Did the AMI hospital network go out of business, or merge with a bigger name? Loopnet listing: I could see a Class-B multifamily complex go up here. Probably garden style. https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/5556-Gasmer-Dr-Houston-TX/13284799/
  19. I was browsing the newspaper The Houston Post dated August 26, 1899 and came across a business listing for South Texas Sanitarium located in the Kiam Building, 302 Main Street. Dr. W.W. Lunn Dr. E.D. Lunn Surgery and Diseases of Women, Catarrh of Ear, Nose, Throat, Lungs, and Stomach. The South Texas Sanitarium Kiam Building, Houston, Texas The Sanitarium is now fully organized for treatment of all Chronic Diseases, most especially those of hour hot Southern climate, as the doctors in charge have practiced for many years in South Texas. The Sanitarium has the finest X-Ray Machine in Texas, as well as other instruments for treating and diagnosing disease. A special feature of the Sanitarium is the treatment of Catarrh, inhalations of medicated vapor and the proper application of electricity. Knowing that many having Catarrh, which if neglect, causes consumption, would like to take treatment, but are unable to come to Houston. A Home Treatment has been organized. A 1899 Houston of City directory advertisement: The South Texas Sanitarium. Kiam Building, Houston, Texas Phone 688. Treat all chronic diseases by Electricity, Electric Massage, and Dry Heat Sweat Bath. Dr. W.W. Lunn. Diseases of Women and surgery specialty. Graduate of University of Louisiana, University of Pennsylvania, New York Polyclinic, New York Operative Surgery. Attendance at Tulane University, Bush Medical, Battle Creek Sanitarium. Dr. E.D. Lunn. Diseases of Nose, Throat, Eye, and Ear a specialty. From University of Louisville, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic; New York Polyclinic, New York Post Graduate, Fredrick William University of Berlin, Germany.
  20. I was browsing the newspaper The Austin Statesman and Tribune dated October 31, 1915 and saw a business listing for The Purdy Sanitarium located at 1516 Ovid Street. Drug and Alcoholism A secluded home for the cure of those additions The Purdy Sanitarium Dr. Edward Purdy 1516 Ovid St. Houston, Texas
  21. I was browsing the newspaper The Houston Post dated September 5, 1908 and came across a business listing for J.G. Boyd Hospital And Sanitarium located at 1706 Main Street. Dr. J. G. Boyd. Phone 1042. Office 501 1/2 Main St. Private Hospital and Sanitarium. 1706 Main St. Rates $2 to $4 per day. I wonder if there are any photographs of the old sanitarium?
  22. I was looking at old Houston hospitals and sanitariums and came across the Blair's Sanitarium. John M. Blair of Houston; Physician and Surgeon. Born in Indiana on February 4, 1859. Educated at Rush College, Medical Department. Chicago University. He bought the building in 1900. It was still listed as Blair’s Sanitarium in the 1930 census, so it was apparently a comparatively long-lived institution. Company letterhead: Blair's Sanitarium ** Dr. J. M. Blair, Proprietor. A thorough equipped Sanitarium, for the treatment of all kinds of surgical cases and all forms of chronic disease. No contagious diseases admitted. 1212 to 1220 Liberty Avenue. Houston, Texas March 8th, 1908. Building photos: Portrait photo of Dr. Blair: Note: I had some help from the McGovern Historical Center. https://library.tmc.edu/mcgovern/2011/06/03/blair-sanitarium/
  23. I was looking at the Standard Blue Book of Texas Houston Edition dated 1907-1908 and came across a few cool, old, hospitals. The book indicates an address of 602 Lamar Avenue. I went onto researching more and found an article in the newspaper The Houston Post dated November 27, 1903 that had an address of 810 Walker Avenue. I am not sure which one is accurate. Or perhaps there were was an earlier version of the sanitarium? For this thread, I will choose the Walker address since it's more concrete. Although, the other article has a photograph of the building, so that must be accurate too! Convenience and hope comforts. Trained nurses in attendance. Rates 2.00 to 5.00 per day. S.W. Telephone 1374. Ida J. Rudisill Sanitarium. Mrs. Ida J. Rudisill, Proprietous. 810 Walker Avenue Houston, Tex. I then found an article that states George Hermann and this person named "D.R." was interested in buying the hospital. A little confusing, to me, but this was one of the first Hermann Hospitals? I know that Hermann Hospital started out as a Baptist hospital in a downtown tower. So maybe this predates the big downtown hospital? wow!! From the book The Texas Gulf Historical and Biographical Record, Volume 45, November 2009: D.R. Approached Houston oilman and philanthropist George H. Hermann, who was interested in a hospital but not one controlled by Baptists. Timely assistance from a woman at First Baptist finally enabled Houston Baptists to move forward. For $18,000 D.R. Secured the Rudisill Sanitarium, an eighteen-bed facility in downtown Houston, from Mrs. Ida J. Rudisill. Rechristened the Baptist Sanitarium and Hospital, it was chartered in September 1907, the first such Baptist institute in Texas. D.R. Was named superintendent, but Mrs. Rudisill “was in reality the manager or the four years she remained with the institute,” giving the Baptists time to learn what they were doing.
  24. I was looking at the Standard Blue Book of Texas Houston Edition dated 1907-1908 and came across a few cool, old, hospitals. New Charity Hospital To be Erected by the Public Spirited Citizens of Houston Under the Direction of Mrs. E. N. Gray. I went reading about E. N. Gray. It looks like she was a Rice University? teacher and a person who managed a charity work program. A splendid record of charity work for the past twelve months has now closed, and the United Charities association now begins its labors for 1906. The meeting was held in the rooms of the President, Mrs. E. N. Gray in the Butler flats and there were present the following members of the board. Society departments phones: House. 2102. Office. 1621. Calendar For The Day. Dubutantes' cotillion Z Z Club at Beach's Hall. Miss Rosalie Dumble entertains with cards for Misses Connely, 2:30. Mrs. Fred Heyne and Mrs. D. S. Price entertain for Mrs. H. J. Gazin and Miss Florence Carter, 4 to 6. Pupils' Recital. Diehs Conservatory, 8 p.m. Mrs. E.N. Gray's Class in English Literature, Carnegie Hall, 3:45.
  25. Today I learned about the 1940s hospital in Almeda, Texas. I learned the owner and head doctor was Vivian Keightley who graduated college in Austin, TX. Here's a 1932 yearbook from Austin College called The Chromascope and Key. She was pretty. All the documentation I've read (newspaper articles, corporate registration, and web articles) indicates this hospital was located in Almeda, TX. I'm not sure if it's actually located on Almeda Road itself. A website called Mapcarta said the hospital was located off Almeda Road on Anderson Road. I'm not sure if that's accurate. I have found no writings indicating as such. I have read the hospital was one building, but the property was 30-acres big. The type of hospital was a mental health & substance addiction hospital. Similar that to the old Dr. Greenwood's Sanitarium located on South Main Street (actually located on Old Main Street Road?) The website Opencorporates indicates this as being registered on 7 August 1959 (over 63 years ago) but the hospital was built and active in the 1940s. Latest Events: 1959-08-07 - Addition of officer Vivian Keightley, agent. I found a Houston hospital map from the the 1940s. Here is a transcript of the text from the book. Keightley Hospital: Location: Almeda, Texas. Superintendent and Owner: Mrs. Vivian Keightley. General: This is a 50 bed nervous and mental hospital located approximately 1-1/2 miles from the Almeda Business District. this hospital is a privately owned by Mrs. Vivian Keightley on a site of 31-acres and is semi-fire-proof one story building erected in 1940. Approvals, Accreditation's, and Memberships: Keightley Hospital is registered with the American Hospital Association and has membership with the State Hospital Association It has no other accreditation's, approvals, or memberships. Medical Staff: Dr. Joel Hill and Dr. E.W. Appleby are the two psychiatrists most interested in the hospital and the majority of patients are under their care although a total of approximately 15 physicians from time to time have patients in the hospital. Facilities Available: As previously mentioned, there are 50-beds in the hospital, all in single rooms and these are available to any nervous and mental patient, however the majority of cases are mils and there is a tendency away from acceptance of chronic cases. There is careful selection of alcoholics and addicts but some are treated. There is available fever therapy and such therapy equipment but no laboratory, x-ray, or other diagnostic services are rendered. The hospital does not accept Negro patients. Use of Facilities: It could only be learned that there were approximately 9,125 patient days in 1945 which reflects 50% of occupancy and inasmuch is in March as there were 102 admissions, the average length of stay would approximate three months. Personal: There are three graduate nurses in addition to the owner and there is a total of seven personnel.
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