Charleston General Back Again On Elmwood Ave
The hospital was moved back to Elmwood Ave by 1924, across the street from the original.
AND HERE'S WHERE THE SHELTERING ARMS HOSPITAL COMES IN...
General was at this time combined with the well known Sheltering Arms
Hospital in Hansford WV. Sheltering Arms was open from 1888
until 1923. The nursing school was added in 1902. Sheltering
Arms could care for 800 patients. Under hospital policy, "Persons
with contagious diseases, or those caused by immoral habits, not
received." The reason for such a relatively large hospital in
that area were the industries: Coal, timbering, and the railroads
all helped to contribute patients to Sheltering Arms.|
Years later in the 60s, the hospital was expanded to the east with a new wing.
This is when my mom worked there as a nurse and we lived a few doors down.
|The nursing school and dormitory were located across the street
from the hospital. This would later become the WVU Medical Center
building. This building is still there today.|
Charleston General Nursing Class of 1950
Another 1950s nursing class at Charleston General
These two photos are from the 1960s
Main entrance on Elmwood Ave
is me acting like the typical dorky 15 year old in front of my house
on Elmwood Ave. You can see a bit of the nursing school in the
background on the right, while the hospital is on the left. The picture on the right of course is my mom.|
you can see the old hospital buried in the new complex. The red
square is the original hospital, expanded later to the rear. The yellow
square is the new addition in the 60s. The green square is the
nursing school. Elmwood Ave ran right through the middle .|
Some photos courtesy of CAMC archives
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