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  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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?
  5. 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/
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. I did not know about the Wright Hospital. I assume it's named after Elva Anis Wright? I thought her hospital, the Houston Anti-Tuberculosis League was located at 806 Bagby St. Perhaps this is the 2nd location in 1957? Where was this hospital? What become of the Wright Hospital? Did it merge with one of the TMC institutions? Elva Anis Wright was a Houston and Harris County medical pioneer and a leader in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). She was born on March 20, 1868, in Hillsdale, Pennsylvania. The August 23, 1912, edition of the Houston Post reported that Dr. Wright and others had successfully petitioned County Judge A. E. Amerman and County Commissioner J. B. Marmion for the establishment of a county and city-supported tuberculosis sanitarium. The Houston Anti-Tuberculosis Association opened a free clinic and office at 806 Bagby Street in 1913 and remained at that location until 1957. https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/wright-elva-anis
  10. Looking for information about the old Heights Hospital. Believe the date is around 1920s - 1940s. Did the hospital system go out of business? Did Heights Hospital merge with one of the TMC institutions?
  11. While browsing the Houston Public Library Digital Archives I found this old hospital in The Heights. Did the hospital merge into a different hospital system? Perhaps it went out of business if it didn't merge with another company. Any details with this one? https://cdm17006.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/images/id/5642/rec/158 Exterior of the Texas Christian Sanitarium, located at 341 W. 19th Avenue. circa 1911.
  12. There are three generations of psychiatric/behavioral hospitals here at 2801 Gessner Rd. From my research the story is as follows: In the mid 1990's a hospital named Spring Shadows Glen Psychiatric Hospital ran the place until the staff got into criminal trouble. The lawsuit claims Spring Shadows Glen Psychiatric Hospital is accused of perpetrating a "scheme to defraud by allegedly falsely diagnosing patients with multiple personality disorder caused by their alleged participation in a secret satanic cult." In 1997, or soon after, the hospital was shut down. https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/criminal-charges-filed-recovered-memory-case In 2003, when Menninger Clinic first moved to Houston, they filled the vacant space at 2801 Gessner. Once Menninger got situated in Houston and had their 50-acre "Mental Health Epicenter" built at 12301 South Main they left the space at 2801 Gessner. https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Nationally-known-Menninger-Clinic-moves-to-Houston-2108195.php In 2012, Aurora Behavioral Healthcare bought 2801 Gessner and opened the Houston Behavioral Healthcare Hospital. Aurora Behavioral Healthcare, LLC (SHS) based in Corona, California, is one of the largest privately held psychiatric hospital companies in the country, serving thousands of patients every year. https://www.houstonbehavioralhealth.com/about/about-signature-houston In 2022, as of today, Menninger still a doctor with an office at 2801 Gessner. Dr. Elizabeth W. Newlin. https://www.menningerclinic.org/staff/elizabeth-newlin
  13. I pass by this building a lot. How is SUN Behavioral Houston rated? Menninger is just 5 miles away.. Photos taken this weekend.
  14. https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2018/01/09/state-approves-initial-funding-for-uthealth.html Site is just outside the TMC: https://www.google.com/maps/place/2800+S+MacGregor+Way,+Houston,+TX+77021/@29.7115275,-95.3746963,3a,75y,279.77h,93.05t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sU2JfaN4iiyYPnKes4n3MAQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x8640bf97b4082a43:0xd01096f0aebe7d01!8m2!3d29.7122117!4d-95.3743252
  15. Quentin Mease under construction for its transition to an outpatient facility https://www.tmc.edu/news/2019/10/quentin-mease-under-construction-for-its-transition-to-an-outpatient-facility/
  16. The hospital was named Pasadena Memorial Hospital. It changed to Beltway Community Hospital, then to Tricity Regional.I worked there. http://tx.findacase.com/research/wfrmDocViewer.aspx/xq/fac.19821028_0041957.TX.htm/qx This is a link about Dr Burkhaulter
  17. I know that it was converted from a mansion and was in Montrose. My Aunt was a visitor there many times. I absolutely LOVED the antebellum stair case. Surely someone else remembers this. IF not, I will feel older than my 50 years! Lifetime Houstonian!
  18. What's the deal with the construction barrier along the back of Heights Hospital along the 400 block of W 20th street? There has been no activity for at least four months and the street is reduced by cordoning off the East bound lane behind the Hospital.
  19. https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2018/03/13/273001/harris-county-will-buy-riverside-turn-it-into-mental-health-facility/
  20. Does anyone know where I could locate medical records from the old Humana Hospital / Southmore Medical... The one on Tatar and Southmore back in 1990's?
  21. Medistar Developing Psychiatric Hospital in Clear Lake City https://realtynewsreport.com/2019/12/30/medistar-developing-psychiatric-hospital-in-clear-lake-city/
  22. Has anyone ever been? if so, please share your story. I love how it looks, its almost like a graceful southern plantation, but better.
  23. Patrick Feller has added a photo to the pool: 3204 Ennis Opened in 1926 Later, Riverside General Hospital View the full article
  24. Southmore Hospital was on Southmore near the intersection with Pasadena Blvd, formerly Tatar Street. It's still there under the name Pasadena Health Center. Pasadena General was about a mile north of there on Pasadena Blvd (Tatar) a block north of Thomas St. It has changed hands several times over the years, most recently in 2012 when Pristine Healthcare LLC bought it with grand plans. Here's how the Houston Chronicle reported it in August of 2012: "Pasadena city officials are celebrating the arrival of Pristine Hospital which is set to take over the old Kindred Hospital building located at 1004 Seymour St. (a street that crosses Pasadena Blvd) City officials indicated the renovated 110,000 square-foot hospital facility will bring 150 new jobs to the city within six months and another 150 over the next three years. The deal for the 32-bed acute care hospital was inked after Pristine Healthcare LLC met with the Pasadena Second Century Corporation (PSCC) Board of Directors. The board eventually offered a $150,000 incentive to win the development away from the Texas Medical Center. The incentive will be paid based on the completion of certain job creation benchmarks and will be used to fund building requirements mandated by the American with Disabilities Act and asbestos removal. The healthcare company is planning to invest $7 million to renovate the structure. Pristine Healthcare currently operates two outpatient psychiatric facilities in west Houston but plans to headquarter at the new Pasadena facility, which has been vacant for two years." It appears that 7 million and all those hopes went down the drain. Google Maps Street View taken two years ago shows Pristine Hospital is closed and boarded up again, probably for good. https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7031862,-95.2011789,3a,60y,139.31h,86.73t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sCXtFQT8c6ukulBd6rPjVvQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
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