City Hospital on Welfare Island..1926
City Hospital on Welfare Island, established 1832. In charge of Department of Public Welfare. General hospital including maternity,neurological and children's pavillions. Social Service Department including child health center and prenatal care. Also maintains dispensary and out-patient department. 220 East 59th Street in Manhattan. For destitute, sick suffering from non-contagious diseases. Admission through Office of Admitting Physician, Reception Hospital, Queensboro Bridge, Welfare Island; 6217 patients; 1060 beds; Visiting days Thursday & Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM. Bird S. Coler, Commissioner. Dr. C. B. Bacon, Medical Superintendent.
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New York City Hospital, familiarly known as City Hospital closed in 1956 subsequently reopened in Queens and renamed Elmhurst General Hospital later renamed Elmhurst Hospital Center. Welfare Island also housed Metropolitan Hospital, Goldwater Memorial Hospital, Bird S. Coler Hospital. Here's a link to the Coler-Goldwater Memorial Hospital website with contact information and brief history. http://www.coler-goldwater.org/history.html
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