Gordon Hospital (Calhoun, GE, US)

A 65-bed health-care facility in Calhoun, Georgia, operated by Adventist Health System/Sunbelt Health Care Corporation, Orlando, Florida. After World War I, Gordon County had one physician, Zebulon V. Johnston. Wilbur D. Hall joined him in 1935, and within months they opened a small hospital, which they shared with a drugstore and the Atlanta Gas Company. Patients were transported by a hand-operated elevator between the operating room on the second floor and patient rooms on the third floor. Office visits were $1, home visits $3, a bed in the ward—including everything from meals to medicines—was $3, and a private room $5. A new county hospital was built in 1953. It was replaced in 1979 by the present 65-bed facility on Red Bud Road. In 1981 Adventist Health System/Sunbelt Health Care C...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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