Friday, September 13, 2013

The Doors Open...

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As you will remember, funds for hospital were raised by selling shares. The original offering was for $105,000 and the local Kiwanis and other volunteers sold $100 shares. It was soon discovered that a second offering would be needed and it was again, quickly raised. 

March 10, 1949-The Fairfax Forum
New Drive for Hospital Funds Launched--Building Open House Friday, Saturday
Construction funds from the original stock issue were exhausted last week and the Fairfax Kiwanis club has asked the hospital board what the club could do to help keep the construction work going, so the board at its Sunday meeting instructed the Kiwanis club to appoint soliciting committees, to start the canvass Wednesday morning, March 9, and to raise the money this week. It was the unanimous opinion of the board members present that this amount ($50,000) could be raised before Monday morning.
It should not take argument to sell this issue of stock. All surely are agreed that the community is too near the goal of good medical and hospital care to halt at this state. Let's finish the job. Meet the solicitors with a smile and your check book. They'll see you in a day or two.

October 27, 1949-The Fairfax Forum
Fairfax Community Hospital Open House November 5-6
The Fairfax Community Hospital Corporation and Community Hospital Association announce that open house will be held at the hospital from two to six o'clock on Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6, and after that the hospital will be ready to receive patients.
It has been a long wait-three years-since the initial moves were made to build a hospital, and now the modern building and equipped hospital is a reality. While small, compared to city hospitals, its building equipment and conveniences will rank among the best to be found anywhere. No one should miss the opportunity to see it during the two days of open house.

October 27, 1949-The Fairfax Forum
Employ 4 Nurses for Community Hospital
Four nurses have already been employed for the Fairfax Community Hospital which will open soon, and only one more is needed to complete the staff of five registered nurses needed for the operation of the hospital under the schedule adopted by the Community Hospital Association which will operate the institution. A class of 10 women are taking nurse's aide training.

November 10, 1949-The Fairfax Forum
Medical Staff for Hospital Announced

Seven physicians have accepted invitations to become members of the active medical staff of the Fairfax Community Hospital. Dr. Paul Musgrave, Dr. G.R. Wempe, Dr. Ed Niedermeyer, Dr. E.B. Settle, Dr. B.F. Byland and Dr. H.C. Hautman.
Dr. E.L. Neidermeyer

3000 Visit Hospital on Open House Days: Building crowded Sunday afternoon as people come to look it over. 
Words of praise came from almost all visitors. If there was criticism it was of the silent variety. Many good will messages were received and many, many beautiful flowers were sent by well wishers.