Cumberland, Maryland (Medical profession and hospitals)
by the Potomac Edison Company. Evergreens and shrubbery were planted by the Mountain View Nursery Company of Williamsport, Maryland at the estimated cost of $1,000. The laundry in connection with the institution was managed by Antonio Trifitolo, who held a similar position at The Western Maryland Hospital. At the dedication of the new hospital, flowers in profusion were sent by Paul's Flower Shop, Bopp's and Edward Habeeb. Also donating floral gifts were Mrs. J. W. Offutt, Mrs. Julia Shanholtz, and ”a friend" from Browning Street.
On July 16, 1929, Thomas B. Finan, Chairman; George G. Young, Secretary; R. Holt Hitchins, Supervising Architect; Mayor Thomas W. Koon; William J. Finn, Superintendent; Tasker G. Lowndes and Arthur J. Weber of the Board of Governors of the new Memorial Hospital met in the Chamber of Commerce rooms to discuss alterations of the plans of the nurses' home to bring the cost of that structure within the means of the Board. Messrs. Borie and Medary of Zantzinger, Borie and Medary, the designers, were present. The bid of George F. Hazelwood of over $109,000 for the construction of the building as originally planned amounted to more than the Board had available and the plans had to be altered to bring the cost down to $75,000 or $80,000, according to Mr. Young.
Betty Cohn, seven pound daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Cohn of Bedford, Pennsylvania, was the first baby born at the new Memorial Hospital. She was born at 8:02 PM Thursday, August 2 0, 1929 with Dr. C. L. Owens in attendance. John W. Dillon, a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad employee, underwent the first night operation. He was admitted Thursday night suffering with acute appendicitis and the operation was performed by Dr. Frank M. Wilson.
Miller, Herman J.
Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland
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Cumberland (Md.), history
Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976