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  1. Does anyone remember the name of the old hospital that used to sit close to the corner of Red Bluff and Pasadena Blvd.? People in Pasadena used to refer to it as the "horse hospital." Also, a Dr. Burkhalter used to practice there.
  2. Does anyone remember Dr Powers jumping off the bridge after killing his wife?
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. Was this hospital also known as Southmore Hospital (or Southmore General) in 1970? That's where I was born - I was looking at my birth certificate, and the attendant's signature (there was no printing, type or hand, displayed) - a person named M. A. Richardson. It seems like it has been closed for a while (due to hauntings - from what I have heard from family members) and bought, sold and renamed a few times ... My gosh, reading all of the previous comments, how scandalous ... very wild, knowing that's where I was born, oh my goodness
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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:
  10. I have a death certificate from 1957 showing that a cousin was institutionalized for 10 years at 1200 southmore blvd. Does this make sense?
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. Okay so the property on Graustark at 59 seems to be the Pauline Sterne Wolff Memorial Home for Widows and Orphans. A google search says the home was the first Jewish orphanage in Texas and her fund still seems to be around according to this post from 2015 http://jhvonline.com/jfs-senior-adult-service-wing-to-carry-benefactors-name-p19236-109.htm "Pauline Sterne Wolff’s name is known through the many programs and facilities made possible by the foundation, a legacy that has profoundly impacted the city of Houston. Pauline Sterne Wolff died in 1921. The Wolff Memorial Foundation began with a $600,000-plus estate; $100,000 of the estate was used to buy land and build the Pauline Sterne Wolff Memorial Home in 1930. For decades, the home provided a safe and nurturing place for Jewish orphans to grow and flourish."
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. I never knew this hospital existed. Very cool! Dr. Greenwood's Sanitarium, Houston, Texas. For Nervous and Mental Diseases - Alcohol and Drug Addictions. All buildings new and built especially for the care and treatment of such cases. Buildings steam heated, all modern conveniences, sanitary plumbing, electric lights, hot and gold water in every room, and screened throughout. All outside rooms. Everything first-class. Personal attention given all cases. Situated South Main Street, on OakHill, the coolest part of Houston. JAS. Greenwood, M.D. Supt. - H.C. Maxwell, M.D., Ass't Physician. https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/greenwood-james-sr Greenwood, James, Sr. (1878–1949) James Greenwood, Sr., neuropsychiatrist, was born in Seguin, Texas, on April 18, 1878, the son of Judge James and Corinna (Henderson) Greenwood. He attended private schools and the John H. Bishop Academy for Young Men in Seguin. In 1901 he received his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Greenwood was on the staff of the San Antonio State Hospital for Mental Diseases from 1902 to 1906, when he went into private practice in Seguin. In 1908 he returned to UTMB as instructor in pediatrics, clinical medicine, and physical diagnosis. He left Galveston in 1912 to establish the Greenwood Sanitarium for treatment of neuropsychiatric diseases in Houston. From the Houston Public Library Digital Archives: https://cdm17006.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p17006coll10/id/1707/rec/1 Description: Photograph of the front and side yards of the Greenwood Sanitarium that was located at 9218 South Main Street. Date: 1920-1939 Era: 1920; 1930
  18. http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/morning_call/2011/03/menninger-clinic-to-break-ground-on.html This may have already been posted but I coudln't find it.
  19. 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:
  20. Here's the president's speech: ------------------ President Bush Attends Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Dr. Michael Ellis DeBakey 11:33 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Madam Speaker, Mr. Leader, members of Congress, fellow Texans, distinguished guests, Dr. and Mrs. DeBakey: I'm honored to join you on this day of celebration. Throughout our nation's history, the Congressional Gold Medal has been awarded sparingly, in recognition of the tremendous accomplishments that it takes to earn this high honor. The recipients of this medal who have come from the world of science are few, but they are iconic -- they include Thomas Edison, Walter Reed and Jonas Salk. Today we gather to recognize that Michael DeBakey's name belongs among them. I appreciate the members of the Texas delegation -- Senator Hutchison, Representative Green, and others who sponsored this legislation. As the chancellor emeritus of the Baylor College of Medicine and the director of the DeBakey Heart Center, Dr. DeBakey has given the citizens of the great state of Texas one more reason to be proud. It's a good thing, too, because we're usually such a quiet bunch -- (laughter) -- unassuming people. In the year that Michael DeBakey was born, Theodore Roosevelt sat in the White House, Henry Ford produced the first Model T automobile, and the average American's life expectancy was a little more than 51 years. That last point is worth noting, because the number today is nearly 78 years. Our lifetimes have been extended by more than 50 percent within the course of a century, and the man we're honoring today is part of the reason why. It was Hippocrates, the author of the doctor's sacred oath, who said, "Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there also is love of humanity." Truer words could not be spoken of Michael DeBakey. Growing up in the small town of Lake Charles, Louisiana, he learned the power of compassion at an early age. Every Sunday, as the Speaker noted, Michael's parents and siblings would load the family car with clothes and food for children who lived in an orphanage on the outskirts of town. One weekend, the donations included one of his favorite ball caps. When Michael complained, his mother simply told him, "You have a lot of caps. Those children have none." It was a lesson that he never forgot. And Michael DeBakey has been giving to the world ever since. The other gift that Dr. DeBakey's parents gave him was a love of learning. In fact, young Michael's mother and father required their children to check a book out of the library every week. One week, Michael returned home frustrated and he told his father that he had found a fascinating book, but that the librarians refused to lend it to him. The book was actually part of a series -- called the Encyclopedia Britannica. (Laughter.) And when his father bought the set for him, Michael read every word of every article in every volume. The charitable spirit and disciplined mind that Michael developed in his youth have lasted throughout his life. It was his selflessness that caused him to volunteer for World War II even though he was a successful surgeon and professor. It was his intellect that caused him to help develop the idea of the MASH unit during his service. It was his power of his mind that led him to become one of the pioneers of the heart transplant, bypass surgery, and the artificial heart. And it was his sense of compassion that led him to help create a magnet school in Houston for young people pursuing careers in science. It's been nearly 40 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson awarded Dr. DeBakey the Presidential Medal of Freedom. At that point, four decades ago, he'd already proven himself to be one of the great scientific minds of his generation. In the years since, that status is being reaffirmed by the many honors he has received, including the National Medal of Science, induction into the Health Care Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement award from the United Nations, and a "living legend" citation from the Library of Congress. But that was most interesting in another distinction -- it is this: that Dr. DeBakey was the first foreign physician made an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. That took quite an act, to get into the Russian Academy of Sciences -- all it took was him saving the life of a president. (Laughter.) In 1996, only five years after the Cold War ended, Dr. DeBakey traveled to Moscow and arranged Boris Yeltsin's quintuple bypass. President Yeltsin spoke for many of Dr. DeBakey's patients when he called him, "a man with a gift of performing miracles." Dr. DeBakey has an impressive resume, but his truest legacy is not inscribed on a medal or etched into stone. It is written on the human heart. His legacy is the unlost hours with family and friends who are still with us because of his healing touch. His legacy is grandparents who lived to see their grandchildren. His legacy is holding the fragile and sacred gift of human life in his hands -- and returning it unbroken. For nearly a hundred years, our country has been blessed with the endless talents and dedication of Dr. Michael DeBakey. And he has dedicated his career to a truly noble ambition -- bettering the life of his fellow man. Dr. DeBakey, on behalf of all those you've healed and those you've inspired, we thank you. May God bless you. And now, I ask the Speaker and Senator Reid to join me for the Gold Medal Presentation. (Applause.) (The Congressional Gold Medal is presented.) END 11:50 A.M. EDT
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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/
  24. 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.
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