Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on January 25, 1961 · Page 10
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 10

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 25, 1961
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A Single Room In The New Hospital Page Two Community Memorial Hospital Edition POSTVILLE (Iowa) HERALD Wednesday, January 25. 1961 There are several single rooms in the hospital providing the maximum of privacy to those who wish them. These rooms are equipped with electric beds, wardrobe unit, bath facilities, overbed table, with TV and telephone as optional- items. Photo by Lute Studio. Auxiliary To The Hospital Has Been Of Great Help Many factors led to the success ol the old hospital in Postville and helped with the new hospital planning. One of the main cogs of success has been the Hospital Auxiliary, a band of volunteer women organized to promote the hospital through donations of equipment and help in any way as needed. The Auxiliary 'was organized in 1943 by Geneva Overland. The first officers of the organization were: Mrs. A. C. Webster, president: Mrs. Frank Hangartner. vice president: and Mrs. Henry Steele, secretary and treasurer. The group began raising funds immediately for hospital equipment. They started serving food in a tent at the Big-Four Fair and then later moved to the basement stand under the exposition build- 1 ing. From 1947 to the present time they began to show a sizeable profit each year for use in buying needed equipment for the hospital. From 1947 through 1960, they netted $25,613.58. Of this amount they have used $16,987.76 to buy new hospital equipment, making the area hospital one of the best equipped in this section of the state. Today the unit has a balance on hand of $12,087.63—$5,962.63 on deposit in the bank and $6,125.00 in a time certificate. This money will be used now in helping to equip and add new fixtures to the new Community Memorial Hospital. The organization holds only one fund raising program a year . . . the operation of the Hospital Auxiliary stand at the Big-Four Fair. Much of the success of this project is due to the planning and organizing of the auxiliary members and the solicitation of food and help during the fair. Food and money donations for the hospital stand come from the rural areas and from the town areas of the locality served by the hospital. The biagest single profit year was the previous year, I960, when thei unit netted a total of $2,321.36. Following" is a list of the net profits shown by the Auxiliary from 1947 through 1960: 1947 $ 1,444.83 1948 1,496.56 1949 1,236.00 1950 1,402.86 1951 1,593.93 1952 1,684.25 1953 2,300.17 1954 1,985.50 1955 2,106.26 1956 2,148.28 1957 1,837.14 1958 1,846.00 1959 2,210.44 1960 2,321.36 Total $25,613.58 Equipment expenditures by the Auxiliary through the years amounted to $16,987.76. Following is a breakdown of expenditures by year: 1947. Sterilizer S 1,020.00 Instrument Cabinet 224.40 Bedside Tables 227.66 Recuscitator 425.24 Beds and springs 473.28 Sterilizer 136.68 \ 1348. Floor Lamps $ 68.76 Table . 66.30 Bedside Cabinets 163.86 Silverware 52.49 Roaster and Mixer 52.70 Furniture for Doctors room, (2 chairs, Settee) 189.96 Anesthetic Machine 623.53 Thermatic drainage pump and Sentry Lamp 96.57 1949. Inner Spring Mattresses, (five) 204.00 Toaster 101.49 Metabolism Machine 327.83 Electric Needle 372.30 Electric Waxer 195.00 Dish Cabinet 19.33 Electric Cast Cutter 86.70 Roaster 20.40 Incubator with oxygen attachment 321.74 1950. Infra-red Lamp $ 63.96 Fracture Table 330.00 Suction Machine (for ton- | sil operations) etc 215.00 Waffle Iron 26.50 Electric Knife Sharpener .. 8.42 1951. Mattresses $ 200.00 Bedside Cabinet, Dissecting Scissors, Chairs $ 593.13 Cardiograph 495.00 1952. Stoves, (two electric) $ 520.10 Sink and Disposal 305.95 Incinerator and Wall Cabinets 238.34 1953. Clocks for each room $ 73.20 Centrifuge 103.00 Chairs for Doctors waiting room 111.00 Freezer 367.20 Electric Iron 9.95 Microscope 535.23 Wagenstein and Walker .... 99.25 1954. Light for Operating room.$ 320.00 Drapes, Linoleum, Mattresses 546.93 Electric Spray for Penicillin 105.01 1955. X-ray $ 745.02 Water heater 219.78 Walker 73.00 Window Fan 44.95 Porch Chairs 14.85 Air Conditioning at hospital 525.49 Electric Fryer 28.65 Photromcter : 233.34 1956. Illuminator Drip Tray set $ 31.80 Blood Bank File 6.05 Soace Saver Cabinets 136.25 Chairs. Curtains. . Vacuum Cleaner, Drapes 431.56 Adding Machine for hospital 175.00 Chairs 114.00 Sterilizer 226.00 Cardioscribe 749.87 Battery Light 6801 1957. A Double Room In The New Hospital ,m Double rooms are the mam patient space offered in the new hospital I fold floor -to-ceiling wood doors divide the bids in the rooms giving privacTa] Each bed has its own heating and cooling unit. Rest room facilities are availabUl room. TV and telephone are optional. , Photo by lutzi 23.92 599.00 100.00 44.R5 Curtains Bed, Mattresses, Safety Sides Dermatone. (skin grafting machine) Traction Equipment 110.00 1958. Silverware, ihospitaU . Electric Grill Mattresses, (six) Portable Mixer Light for Delivery Room Vapor and oxygen tent, pump compressor aspirator . . Timer for Laboratory .. 1960. Pillows Pillows Filing Cabinets Inflated pad for hospital bed Davis Patient Roller . Communication System Modern 82.50 The communication system in the hospital is a marvel of modern technology. From a central point, 13.421 at the nurse's station, one can talk 2W.00|to almost any point in the hospital 11.38Ion the audio visual system ... to patient's rooms, to the nursery, to the surgery and obstetrics center, to the emergency rooms, the doc- 307.50 1 tors lounge or to all at the same 15.00jtime. Response can be had from I any of the areas. 15.00j p n (jents in (he rooms can call 3°..30 ; (h 0 mirsc by pressing a push but- 69.87 j ton. It will light up a number ! over the door of the room in which 2^6.61: they are confined and will also i9 .50 jiaht the number on the control ~ | panel at the nurse's station. The The nursery! Pojatyl center of the hub of id Community Memorials It is an appealing j next to the main mis Two large sound windows provide a !< corridor outside. In the rnnrr, are six^ two incubators. TbH special controls to proper temperature a Overhead is an em <t .„..„..- - .—.-^ luuu ,i. lllt; , trie heat paned whichc 5io nm . sc can (hen ask wnat j s needed | ated by the emergency and respond accordingly. I basement in case of a The nurse can be contacted from Nursery Is (r Good Home I The New Ar The Communitv Memorial Fo=-l pital is your hospital. Plan to visit 1 the new building and sec the fa-1'~" ly of tnc arpns to which the svs- cilities offered for the care of the' tem is colme cted. Rooms can "be sick in this area. i P n "eri simultaneously. Also included in the Communication system of the hospital is a located in thc patient rooms. You are invited to attend nn,<n Wheel Chairs, ffi $ ^ «* ^l^^^VW"^ I • m the patient rooms. The nursery has rooms, one an examias|| which babies will bes tors and the other a . in which food for the be prepared. Open house and ( hospital this weekend. An Outstanding Structure We Were Pleased To 8 ui ild We are justly proud that we were the successful bidders for the general construction contract for the Community Memorial Hospital of Postville. In competition with many fine construction firms, our bid was low, and we were thus able to save the community a substantial sum over what it would have cost — had we not been a bidder. But most important from the community aspect is the fact that this new hospital is extremely soundly built throughout, and it will serve the area for years and years to come. Soundly designed and soundly built of best materials, this structure will be a credit to the community in every way. Building is our business. We have the necessary equipment and experienced men to do the best job possible on any building project — at the lowest possible cost. Nels Johnson BUILDING CONTRACTOR To all the public-spirited citizens of the area — both-in Postville, in nearby towns and in the rural communities of the area we extend our sincere congratulations for the successful completion of the Community Memorial Hospitel project. Only by united efforts could such a large achievement be planned financed and built - and in this case the job has been completed - and paid for before it will be opened to the public, We know that there were many contributions given to-help finance the JoUon com Jnv ^ de8em a great vot * <* thanks - and the mtn"fT Set 0 6XPreSS " ~ aS ° ne «™ Which ^ Construction Co. WINONA, MINNESOTA

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