Society & Culture:History
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - Pincher Creek's First Full Service Medical Center
One of Pincher Creek’s firsts was the old Memorial Hospital, an impressive structure that housed the settlement’s original formal hospital.
Although the arrival of doctors, midwives and some medical services dated as early as the 1880s, most of these endeavours were handled out of peoples’ homes or cramped offices set up by the doctors themselves.
The Memorial Hospital, established circa 1902, answered an increasing demand for full hospital services, after nearly twenty-five years of settlement geographically far removed from any equivalent medical care.
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