Oak Ridge Hospital

Oak Ridge Hospital (HM24FG)

Location: Oak Ridge, TN 37830 Anderson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 0.818', W 84° 15.475'

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The medical director responsible for the nationwide Manhattan Project, Colonel Stafford L. Warren, M.D., had his headquarters in Oak ridge. A professor of radiology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Warren was recruited specifically for his expertise in this new field. Major Charles E. Rea, M.D., a surgeon from Minnesota, organized and became the first director of the Army Hospital, which formally opened on November 17, 1943. Some things can't wait - the first baby was born there November 11. The hospital started out with 50 beds, but by the summer of 1945 it had grown to 337 beds. For security reasons, only doctors who were assigned fulltime to the hospital were permitted to practice in Oak Ridge. In November 1943, the entire medical staff was inducted into the Army and commissioned as officers in the Army Medical Corps because they might need access to restricted information about the secret materials and operations their patients might be exposed to. In July 1946, the number of physicians peaked at 52, and the number of nurses - all civilian employees - reached a high of nearly 150. At first, patients received all medical treatment free of charge, but because the city's population rose so quickly and demand for medical services grew, a policy of prepayment or insurance for medical care was instituted,

with a family membership costing $5 a month ($2.50 for singles) covering all medical tests, hospital, and physician services. Through the years the hospital has evolved into an up-to-date medical center now serving a five-county region, honored by the State of Tennessee for the high quality of its facilities, staff, and service.

Erected in Honor of All the Physicians, Nurses, and Assisting Staff Who Maintained the Health of the Secret City By the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, June 2005.
HM NumberHM24FG
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
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Date Added Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 747124 N 3988939
Decimal Degrees36.01363333, -84.25791667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 0.818', W 84° 15.475'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 0' 49.08" N, 84° 15' 28.5" W
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Area Code(s)615, 865
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-144 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge TN 37830, US
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