The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 18, 1948 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 18, 1948
Page 11
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Vu*sday, May lfl r 1940 A , ^^ ' ' ^ MW *. m • *» , , • Good Job, Kossuth County! if-* -',!' ;i r' ** "i" ' > _ t^Cj^pX-^y^".^:/'^S;;. ,'^j^ CONSTRUCTION OF NEW SISTERS OF MERCY HOSPITAL IN ALGONA IS NOW ASSURED On Tuesday,. May 11, evidence was handed over to the State of Iowa Public Health department that this community had a total of $188,950.48 in pledges or cash on deposit in banks toward construction of the new hospital. Evidence -of Sisters of Mercy cooperation in 'the amount of $150,000 was likewise submitted, making a-totar |( of $338,950.48., :_ ,^, , j^'-u."'IJ.need. ;.;; ; Basing the allocation on 50% of funds thus raised, an allaca- "" '"" " x^t^aiw^.ry* that will be approval of the plans and specifications by federal government authorities; and their rendering of permission to advertise for construction bids. that—in brief—is the final and successful goal reached by the residents of Kossuth County in their whole-hearted response to this tion from federal funds in the amount of $169>475.24 was made. The total appropriation for the hospital project on May 11 was therefore $50,8,425.72. Approval of all applications w^as then secured, and subsequently they* were transmitted to the St. Louis, Mo., office of the : federal agency Which handles the formalities of final approval. n % '_,,-' . .•• •.: • •. " The next step, now in process, is final completion of plans and specifications by the architects. Following Summary of What Your New Hospital Will Contain FIRST FLOOR: Administration office and waiting room, staff room, business office, medical record room, laboratory, chapel, general storage room', emergency surgery room, drug room, admittance office and several smaller rooms. The hospital kitchen and kitchen storage room, staff dining room, help's dining room and nurses' dining room, will be in an annex at the, rear of the first floor. There will also be an ambulance entrance, emergency exit and rest rooms on the floor. The boiler room will be located beneath the kitchen. THIRD FLOOR: , jlight'een rooms for patients, some single and some double rooms, plus a nurses' rest room and station, visitors' rest rooms, storerooms and cleanup room. On the second floor at the rear will be a rectory, three sisters' bedrooms, a room for the sister superior, community room and storage room. SECOND FLOOR: Four rooms for patients, and a four-bed ward are on this floor. There will also be a special obstetrics department which will include a delivery room, cleanup room, formula room, examination room, nursery and labor room. At the north end of the building will be two equal-size operating rooms, a central sterilizing room, doctors' and nurses' dressing room, and small auxiliary rooms. The floor also has a diet pantry, rest rooms and storage rooms. . ' As stated before, this is the basic arrangement. A room will also be provided for use of the public health service. • ' -- ier'achievement—a milestone passed—aHoth^f shining star hahgihg in the firmament over this/richly blessed part of God's green earth. . -, . It is important that remaining outstanding pledges be paid' in to the general fund. The federal grant was made on the basis of those pledges, and receipt of them in cash at an early date will facilitate actual construction progress. Additional pledges or cash contributions (addressed to A. H. Borchardt, Treasurer) are likewise welcome, and will result in expanded hospital and medical facilities on completion. !,.'! *S£.£ This Annpncemmt Siponsored By the Following Progressive Algona Business Firinsi Bros, Co. Thuente Fbgrraacy Algona Fed. Savings & Loan Zeoder's ; . Security State Bank Blossom Insurance Agency K, D. James, Prop ViWngOUCo, BrownbUt Stoe Store & Mwckey Coast to Coast Btoii Q, f. Rubber Welders ?»•,!, the Hub CJothiew Allen Mote? Co, Bjustroro Furniture Co. Pratt Electric Co. Lusby & Giossi Modern Dry Cleaners Algona Co-op. Creamery Algona Produce Co, F. S. Norton & Son Crllly Appliance Pntch's George's Cafe Algona Theatw Co, Hawcott&pgf Roenk Motor fetryice SJgsbee PJuwWcg and Heating Sorensen Grocery Co. The Algona Hardware Gamble Store Kent Motor Co. Richardson Furniture Co. Iowa State Bank W. G. Woodward Co,, Ray's Jack Sprat Market Spilles Hardware ,, Thompson Distributing. Co. MarshalJ.Wells Stow V Brown's Dairy ' £ /KossutJi Ofl Co. Taylor Implement Co, Rising Elevator L Algona Implement Co. S. & L Co. Algona Baking Co. Punk & Deim Algona Greenhouses Swift & Co. . The Smoke Shop Daw Garage & Body Shop Kohlhaas Hardware Co. Finn's Bakery Kossuth Motor Co. 61k Cleaners fi i, Cowan, Contractor Kresemky's f,- Cowan BIdg. Supply , The ChriscWJles-Store Skelgas & Anp4i«nc«i Graham's Store GREATER ALGONA TRADE DlVISIO N ,,, ALGONA CHAMBER OF Barry's Recreation Algotia Imiuriuice Agency Schulu firm. Q«rage & Oil Staticwr North Centrallowa PalQt A Kirk Auto CO, PercivaJj Motor* Kossuth County Implement nrecnberg Auto Solely Council Oak Store ' Meyer's Cafe - ^ •/A- . f ,i f .:' •• T u :',., 1'iiji%*<ii.'.&%i&£s^^&.-J&f\^^H^^^^ •Msstv-.' v , '

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