Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on January 25, 1961 · Page 13
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 13

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 25, 1961
Page 13
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:heerful Atmosphere For Employee Dining Room Page Five Community Memorial Hospital Edition POSTVILLE (Iowa) HERALD Wednesday, January Z5, 1961 Latest Equipment In Operating Room picture shows the cheerful dining room opening off the kitchen on the ground employees of the new hospital. Pall drapes are at the windows and comfort- al furniture provides opportunity for relaxation. Photo by Lutz Studio. ins For lospital hospital license renewal certificate, ation under the Hospital Licensing Thq hospital Board of Trustees will j Law are in the process of revision, be requested to appear before the j The requirements will be revised Hospital Licensing Board for ap-' upward in line with accepted mod- proval of their plan for remodeling j ern hospital operation. We would the present plant or buildintj a new building before the hospital license iSon for the building of n total is graphically set | jjw in the form of corre- ?from the Iowa State De- |f Health to the Board of the Postville Hospital. Betters are reprinted lo action that led to the lot a building committee Drk on a new hospital to frrea. irs are from the Iowa Irtment of Health. February 5, 1958 i Dummermuth, R. N. Brient Community Hospital f Dummermuth: npleted application for £1 of the hospital license pstville Community Hos$10.00 renewal fee and report for the year of ibeen received. We are he receipt for the $10.00 8*. leessary to withhold the be considered for renewal. Vcrv trulv yours. Winifred W. Cleveland Associate Director Division of Hospital Services. February 4. 19") Mr. Louis Schutte Chairman, Board of Trustees Postville Community Hospital Postville, Iowa Dear Mr. Schutte: ' The Board of Trustees of the Postville Community Hospital is invited to meet with the Iowa Hospi-; tal Licensing Board on Thursday. February 13. 1958. 1:00 p. m.. Con- 1 ference Room A. Third Floor. State] Office Building. Des Moines. Iowa. I to discuss the future of the hospital 1 qualifying under the requirements! for a hospital license. The hospital \ license renewal is being withheld! until satisfactory arrangements are! completed for full compliance. The regulations for hospital uper-, suggest that the Board of Trustees review previous inspection reports ; and recommendations made by the State. Health Department for upgrading within their hospital in order to continue operation. A copy of the Rules and Regulations for Hospitals and Related Institutions and the Hospital Licensing Law on paw 23 should be filed in your hospital administrative of- j lice. Copies were sent some eight I years ago to every hospital in the state. I Please bring floor plans or blue prints for remodeling or new construction and other supporting financial data for your presentation to the Licensing Board in event the hospital is considering continuation of hospital operation. We would appreciate notification if you can appear before the Board at this meeting. Very truly yours. Winifred W. Cleveland Secretary Hospital Licensing Board. February 21, 1958 Mr. Louis Schutte Chairman, Board of Trustees Postville Community Hospital Postville, Iowa Dear Mr. Schutte: Following your presentation to the Iowa Hospital Licensing Board, the Board moved that the Postville Community Hospital Board present an approved plan prepared by a licensed architect for construction of a new building to serve as a hospital in the Postville community. The present hospital license will not be renewed for the present building until the contract for the new building has been let. The Board also recommended: (1) That a new site be selected which could meet approved standards for an acceptable hospital; (2) That the new construction be in accordance with the requirements of the modern hospital; (3) That the approved plan with adequate financial data to back up the proposed project be presented to the Hospital Licensing Board at the next meeting, approximately the first of June 1958. In the meantime, an architect should be hired as soon as possible in, order to start schematic drawings and to give assistance in selecting the site for the new construction. As soon as the architect is hired, the architect and the Postville Hospital Board of Trustees and other interested citizens should arrange a meeting with Mr. F. W. Pickworth, Director, Division of Hospital Services, and his engineers to discuss and review the schematic plans. This meeting should take place not later than April 1, in or der that Mr. Pickworth and his staff may give your architect and your Board sufficient time before June 1, 1958, to refine your hospi tal construction program. If your community is interested in securing Federal funds, all data and plans should be completed and an application submitted to the State Health Department. This will give the Hospital Advisory Council a chance to make a decision on whether or not the Postville Com munity could be considered for a Federal grant. The state of your proposed plans will be the decision upon which the Hospital Advisory Council designates a grant. I am including a list of architects registered in the state of Iowa, who have had experience in hospital construction. We hope that you will be able to make an appointment in the office within the next several weeks. Very truly yours, Winifred W. Cleveland Secretary Hospital Licensing Board. This view of the operating room and its lighting equipment shows the modern equipment available to the staff of doctors at the new hospital. When the operating room light is turned on fresh air is heated or cooled, depending on weather conditions, by a special air changer located in tie penthouse on the roof. Floors of conductive vinyl asbestos tile with a special cantext to prevent slipping. Photo by Lutz Studio. is taken from a letter from the Iowa State Department of Health regarding the Community Memorial Hospital at Postville: In preparing for the hospital I ^his acknowledges receipt of a building, the following quotation "vised set of prints the Hospital Plans Given Approval most recent scheme by your architect. We think the progress us worthwhile. Patient areas appear to be a very fine arrangement which should serve as guidance for other hospitals." Reddy Kilowatt Says ... Fm Proud To Be On The Job At The New Community Memorial Hospital a citizen of this community my chest swells with pride as we open our new Community Memorial Hospital/' says Reddy Kilowatt, your electric servant. "I'm also proud to be a 'member' of the hospital's staff and be on duty 24 hpurs a day operating the electrical equipment that is so necessary to help care for the patients." W^^kewAatii Poww Company

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