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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 19, 1950)
PRESERVING LIEE AM) HEAL TH SHOULD EE
THE FIRST CONCERN OF A PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY
Lives of our citizens have been needlessly lost and the health of many endangered because we have
no hospital facilities. The people are aware of this desperate situation and realize that it can be
solved only by those who reside in this large area. To meet this critical need, it is proposed to build
Santiam Memorial Hospital to serve the people of this section of Santiam Valley and Canyon Area.
It will be non-sectarian, community owned, controlled and operated.
A Living Memorial
Names That Will Live
MEMORIAL — This hospital will be a Living War Memorial in
Honor of those who served their country in Armed Conflict. It will
be dedicated to the protection of tin* life and health of our citizens.
Under this title in the public lobby of the hospital will be listed the
memorials, the names of all who contributed any sum of money, and
the volunteer workers of the money-raising campaign . . . all who
make this new hospital possible . . . Their names will live! Be a
Founder in order that future generations will know that you helped
build this hospital.
A NON PROFIT HOSPITAL means self sustaining. No one pro
fits. All income from the patients and bequests will be used for op
erating expenses, supplies, efficient nursing, upkeep and repair, and
purchase of the most modern operating equipment for the benefit
of the patients. Because there will be no stockholders, none of the
income will be used to pay dividends. There will be no federal in-
COMMUNITY CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT. Y o u r hospital
will be managed and controlled by a Board of Directors elected by
the voting members. Experience has shown that laymen will serve
on a non-profit memorial hospital board of directors without com
pensation and give business management and advice that it would
be impossible to buy.
FINANCIAL PLAN. Your hospital is a non-profit corporation, there-
fore no stock will be sold. It will be financed by money gifts from
the citizens of tin* area to be served—community-financed, owned,
MEMBERS LIABILITY. The members of your hospital will never
be liable for any debts or assessments.
THE LIFE OF THIS HOSPITAL. The life of your hospital will be
perpetual. The hospital corporation will own and control the site,
building and all equipment. Its doors will never close. It is legally
planned for perpetual service to humanity. It cannot be sold or dis
continued like a privately owned hospital.
THE BUILDING. 25 beds and .8 bassinets, one story high. 252 feet
long, earthquake construction, and fire safe, toilets between rooms.
Doors of patients rooms and hallways wide enough for beds to be
wheeled out of building in four directions. The building and equip
ment will he the most înodern with every consideration for the safe
ty and comfort of patients.
COST OF THE CAMPAIGN. The cost of organizing the money
raising campaign has been raised by public-spirited citizens.
You Are Dealing in Human Lives
When it comes to saving human lives and protecting the health
of your neighbors, there can be no such thing as city boundary
lines. Spurred by this humane motive, busy men farmers, in
dustrial workers, business and professional men are enlisting
as workers to obtain hospital protection for the people in this
section of Santiam Valley and Canyon Area.
THE MAN WHO CARES places human values above property
values. He is intelligent and humane and does not use false
excuses. He fulfills his duty to his family and the community
by helping the hospital movement to the best of his ability.
Establish a Living Memorial
Your name or that of a loved one—wife, husband, mother, fath e r,
son or daughter, sister or brother—will be honored, and his or her
memory perpetuated by this service rendered the community. Es
tablish a memorial for yourself or your loved ones by making a really
sacrificial gift. You and they will continue to live—year after year,
you and they will live—active day and night, relieving human suf
fering— saving human lives.
NAMES WILL BE ON PLAQUES IN PUBLIC LOBBY
The name of any person, family, organization o r business m a y be
commemorated by donating one or more of the following units:
MATERNITY SECTION 20.00C
SURGICAL WING ....... 15,000
Major .... ................... . 10,000
Minor and Emergency. 8,000
X RAY DEPT............... ! $10,000
LABORATORY ............ 5,000
POLIO and CONTAGI
OUS DISEASE Room 5,000
PSYCHIATRIC ROOM 3,000
ROOMS (Each) .............. 2,000
BEDS (Each) ................ 1,000
One Hospital Voting Membership for $100 or more subscribed.
Associate Membership, gift of less than $100.
> DONATIONS ARE DEDUCTIBLE FROM INCOME TAXES >
Pay in Installments
Subscriptions for Donations and Memorials are payable in install
ments. The first payment of 10 per cent of subscription is payable on
request. The balance is payable 10 per cent of subscription every
thirty days thereafter.
NOTE: If sufficient subscriptions are not obtained to justify pro
feeding with the hospital project. ALL S[’BS('HTPTIONS obtain
ed in the campaign will be cancelled and any money paid will he re-
SANTIAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
I.O.O.F & Masonic Bldg., 116 3rd St.
MILL CITY —
Mill City Pharmacy. Phone 2607
THE PROBLEM IS YOURS
You Will Use This Hospital
The cost of this advertisement has been raised by Public Spirited Citizens