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    When I was a kid, they spoke of a place called "Receiving Hospital" which I gather was run by the city and was not well thought of.

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  2. #77

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    I was born in North Detroit General.

  3. #78

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    Receiving (now Detroit Receiving) used to be where the DPD took all of their gunshot victims, at least as far back as the '70s. The location now is in the DMC area but was originally down in the Greektown area. It was the premiere triage hospital in the area way back when

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalynch View Post
    Lynn Hospital was part of Oakwood prior to closing and being torn down.
    That church has the land for sale now. It's now back on the tax rolls so that the city is now getting tax dollars from it.

    Vencor Hospital is now part of Vibra Healthcare. It's been Outer Drive, Vencor, Kindred and now Vibra.

    What other hospitals were part of the Peoples Community Hospital Association? Or was it Authority? My girlfriends dad worked for them prior to going to Oakwood where he was their CEO prior to retirement.
    I think it was Authority.
    Seaway
    Heritage
    Annapolis
    Beyer
    Outer Drive

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    Old Detroit Receiving Hospital was at 1400 St. Antoine, directly across the street from what is now the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice. In its prime in the fifties and sixties, it had some of the finest ER physicians you could ask for. Police officers used to say -- very seriously -- if I need a hernia operation, don't take me to Receiving. If I get shot, PLEASE take me to Receiving.

    There was another privately owned hospital directly south of it, at 1300 St. Antoine. It was a catholic hospital...St. Something or other....but it closed about 1960. Was a very big old Victorian building. Anyone got a city directory c. 1959 or so to get the name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodj44137 View Post
    Thanks Brock 7!
    I was born in Detroit Osteopathic in Highland Park. Can anyone tell me what the address was and if the building is still there?
    kathy2trips post gives the address as Detroit Osteopathic Hospital (HP) 188 Highland Avenue. The hospital list from '67 gives an address around the corner - 12523 3rd (Highland Park).

    Bing maps shows a large building there with cars in the parking lot, but detroitbob66 posted: "I have been inside and photographed a couple....
    The Detroit Osteopathic Hospital on Second Ave in Highland Park"

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    Ray, Detroit Memorial was right next to Receiving back in the 60's and 70's; my sister went to nursing school there. Is that what you're thinking of?

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    When did Saratoga close down? Left my tonsils and a cyst there, and watched my grandmother pass there.

    Later in life, my first wife lived right to the side on State Fair, third house down. I just googled the place, looks like they took a couple more house, hers is the last one left on the north side.
    Last edited by mikefmich; July-04-10 at 05:06 PM. Reason: add

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    The 1928 Polk directory has St. Mary's Hospital north of Receiving across Clinton and Recorder's Court just to the south of Receiving Hospital. St. Mary's RC Church is on the se corner of Monroe and St. Antoine. There's a Psychopathic Clinic listed on the 3rd flr of the Recorder's Court building.

    My mother went to Saratoga ER for a sprained ankle sometime in the mid 90's. I was receiving their newsletter for a few years after she died in '98, although at some point through there they became part of the St. John Health Care system.
    Last edited by Brock7; July-04-10 at 07:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcole View Post
    Ray, Detroit Memorial was right next to Receiving back in the 60's and 70's; my sister went to nursing school there. Is that what you're thinking of?
    Yup. Don't know what the heck made me think it was a Catholic hospital; must have been thinking of Old Providence on the Boulevard when I visualized its image. But Detroit Memorial it was. Didn't know it was still open in the 70s, though; but my memory gets gaps from time to time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray1936 View Post
    Yup. Don't know what the heck made me think it was a Catholic hospital; must have been thinking of Old Providence on the Boulevard when I visualized its image. But Detroit Memorial it was. Didn't know it was still open in the 70s, though; but my memory gets gaps from time to time.
    My sis graduated high school in 1969 and she started at Memorial in about 71, so it was there until at least '73 or so

  12. #87

    Default WM. Booth Memorial Hospital on W. Grand Blvd.

    Yes, the Booth Memorial Hosp. on W. Grand Blvd. was owned by the Salvation Army. SA Booth Memorial Hospitals primarily served unwed mothers with many locations across the Nation. My family took exception to the rule though when in Nov, 1957/58 my little sister Sue was born there. We lived across the street, Mom went into labor and no time to get her to a different hospital!

    Quote Originally Posted by kathy2trips View Post
    Q: Would William Booth Memorial Hospital, 130 W Grand Blvd. (circa 1928) have anything to do with the Salvation Army?

    As of 1928-29, 2201 E. Jefferson was listed as Jefferson Clinic and Diagnostic Hospital. I don't know if they used the same building. Also, Dr. Blain rests peacefully at Elmwood. I don't know his specialization, but evidently, he liked birds http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...54260188&df=1&



    If someone would pay us to do this, we could quit our "real" jobs & everything would be cherry!

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    Holy Cross on Outer Drive and Van Dyke just closed recently closed. It's now a nursing home. It was also one of St. John's Hospitals. I believe it closed around the same time Riverview Hospital closed.

    Saratoga closed as a regular hospital sometime in the mid/late 90s. In its last days, it also became one of St. John's hospitals. After closing, much of the building was closed off while dotors that were affiliated with St. John moved into the old emergency wing. Today, a portion of the building is used as a mental institution (Behavorial Centers of America own and operate the building).

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    There was a hospital on jefferson not too far from downtown...a 2 or 3 story light colored brick building...I was a patient there in the early 70's. I believe it was called Riverside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpyoldlady View Post
    There was a hospital on jefferson not too far from downtown...a 2 or 3 story light colored brick building...I was a patient there in the early 70's. I believe it was called Riverside.
    That was Alexander Blain Hospital.

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    I'm looking for photos of Lincoln Hospital on 25th and Howard. Also of the building that was just south of it, formerly the Boulevard Sanitarium.

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    277 W Grand Blvd was the Miriam Memorial Branch of Grace Hospital, formerly Hubbard's home called Vinewood.

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    What happened to the old Aurora mental hospital(s)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidTownMs View Post
    That was Alexander Blain Hospital.
    I'm not sure when Blain closed as a hospital, but after sitting vacant for however long, it eventually was repurposed in the late 1990s. for many years it housed a social services nonprofit, a Concentra medical clinic, a foot physician (in the adjacent smaller building), a chiropractor's office, and the Detroit Police's Gaming (casino) division had their headquarters there. It's all vacant again, but you can still see the signage for the most recent tenants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcole View Post
    I think Women's Hospital is Hutzel, not Art Center. According to what I posted, Art Centre was converted from someone's home into Art Centre.
    Th old hospital on Jeffersonin beautiful building was Blain Hspital. Alsothere as Jennns

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypestyles View Post
    What happened to the old Aurora mental hospital(s)?
    I was a hospital billing form midnight shift computer operator for a brief interval in the
    mid nineties. The lady who trained me there was studying cosmetology and wanted to open
    her own salon some day.
    Aurora forms were there then. MHCC too was there. So what happened after that? Metro Times had a series of articles in the early 2000s about the demise of Aurora. Former Detroit
    City Councilperson Mel Ravitz was an Aurora board member and commentator for the articles. However, before that, apparently according to some, Detroit General was financially gutted in favor of Aurora.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillRush View Post
    Th old hospital on Jeffersonin beautiful building was Blain Hspital. Alsothere as Jennns
    Jennings was the name of the hospital on Jefferson at Seyburn, which eventually became St. John Riverview. It's 2009 closing is mentioned at the beginning of this thread. The building is still there, but empty. The nearby and newer clinic building still has several doctor's offices though I think. I had several childhood injuries tended to and stitched up at Jennings.

    There were several small hospitals along Jefferson east of downtown. There was Lakeside General, which was right next to the Palms Apartments and at one time included the adjacent 1868 Parker house at 975 E. Jefferson (that now houses a law firm). Then there was the Blain Clinic across from Dubois and the Pasadena Apartments. That building is still there too, but I think it's empty now. Further down at Joseph Campau on the south side of the street, where the Staples is now, was Doctor's Hospital. Back on the north side of the street to the west of the Players was Deaconess Hospital.

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    circa 1999 - 2012, the former Blain hospital/clinic housed a social services agency, a Concentra clinic, a chiropractor, and the Detroit Police Dept's Casino squad (a podiatrist was housed in the annex.) Concentra was the last business to leave when it moved to the former FuddRucker's site at Jefferson/Chene.

  24. #99

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    My dad worked at Lynn from the mid 70's until 1981. It was owned by Dr. Al Alexander and Dr. Ericson. It had been bleeding money for many years before they finally gave it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    Renaissance High School is now on the former site of Sinai Hospital on W. Outer Drive.
    Actually, Renaissance High School is on the site of the old Detroit Catholic Central High School.

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