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The New Hospital

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Parent Issue
Day
21
Month
July
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
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Some days ago Drs. Copeland and Hinsdale of the homeopathie medical ooilege faonlty in company with Hegeut Fleteher, of Alpena, went to New York for the purpose of getting pointers relative to the proposed new homeopathie hospital an3 to consult architects. Dr. Copeland returned last night and in an interview with the Argns told of their investigations. They visited all the hospitals in New York city and investigated the roost recent plans of ventilation, sanitation and other features. As a resnlt of their investigations the new hospital here will be second to none in all of its arrangmtnts and equipments. The plans for the new hospital are well under way and will be completed inside of two weeks. It will be a building of fine achitectural appearance as well as a thoronghly modern one in interior arrangemeuts. There will be room for froru 75 to 100 patients'. Theje will be sis wards in all, two medical wards - one male and one female of 12 patients each; two surgioal wards, 16 patients eaoh; oue obstetrio ward, eight patieuts, and une children's ward, 10 patients. ïhen there will be a dozen private rooms for patients desiring snob, examination rooms and voorus for the bospital stalt, besides a modern, up-to-date, thcroughly equipped, operatiug room. By tht; first of Angust tbe plans will be ready for inspectiou. Tbe appropriation by the board of regents for the erection of tht) döw hospital is 60,000 and Dr. Copeland says the building will be completed inside tbe appropriation, a thiug which is seldoui done in putting up pnblio buildings. Dr. Copeland expressed bimself as mnch pleased with the actiou of the city in purchasiug the Smith site for the hospital. The new hospital will be a fine addition to that portion of tbe city and will greatly beautify it. When the new hospital is completod and the brick house now on the grouud.s isfitted up for a nurses' home, the site will be a fino one.