Cumberland, Maryland (Medical profession and hospitals)
Hospital. The estimated cost of the new hospital was $6,500,000, of which $5,375,000 was to be underwritten by the Sisters of Charity and $625, 000 obtained through a Hill-Burton grant from the federal government. The remaining $500, 000 was to be raised through an appeal to the citizens of Allegany County, the members of organized labor, industrial firms, professional leaders, and the advisory board, staff and employees of the hospital.
The new Sacred Heart Hospital has such features as a 20-bed psychiatric unit, an intensive care unit, a modern maternity department and nursery, and ultra-modern patient rooms. Each room has electrically motorized "high-low" beds, piped oxygen outlets convenient to each bed, a nurse call system permitting each patient to talk with the nursing station, and a large picture window, affording a panoramic view of the countryside. In connection with the maternity department there is a comfortable private lounge for expectant fathers. One room is reserved for the special care required in Caesarean sections. A glass partitioned pediatric unit, advanced radiology unit, outstanding modern diagnostic facilities, enlarged emergency department, which includes observation and consultation areas, several individual treatment rooms, and a spacious waiting area which can be converted into a fully equipped accident ward in a multiple casualty situation, are in the hospital. The emergency department is prepared at all hours of the day and night, every day of the year, to give immediate attention to the critically ill or injured. A spacious streamlined stainless steel kitchen capable of serving 3,000 meals a day and equipped with carts containing electrically heated and refrigerated units for the quick transport of excellent
Miller, Herman J.
Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland
27 x 20 cms
Cumberland (Md.), history
Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976