Candler Hospital

Candler Hospital (HMADJ)

Location: Savannah, GA 31405 Chatham County
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N 32° 1.695', W 81° 6.046'

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Georgia's first hospital, Candler is thesecond oldest continuously operatinghospital in the United States. Its historybegan in the 1730s when Methodistmissionary George Whitfield broughtmedicines to treat sick seamen and the poor. Chartered in 1804 as a seaman's hospital and poor house, itwas later incorporated in 1808 underthe name Savannah Poor House andHospital Society. In 1819, the hospitalmoved to Gaston Street where it remained for 160 years. After Unionforces occupied Savannah, the building served as a Union Hospitaluntil 1866. Renamed the SavannahHospital in 1872, it later housed the city's first nursing school which openedin 1902. The Methodist Church purchasedthe hospital in 1930, renaming it for Bishop Warren A. Candler. In 1960, the hospital joined forces with the country'soldest woman's hospital, Mary Telfair. In 1978 groundbreaking ceremonieswere held on this site and the facilitywas completed in October 1980. In 1992it was renamed Candler Hospital and in1997, the hospital entered a joint operating agreement with St. Joseph'sHospital, forming St. Joseph CandlerHealth System.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number25-3
Year Placed2004
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Marker
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 8:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490484 N 3543571
Decimal Degrees32.02825000, -81.10076667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 1.695', W 81° 6.046'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 1' 41.70" N, 81° 6' 2.76" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5353 Reynolds St, Savannah GA 31405, US
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