“The future influences the present just as much as the past.” — Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
One of the goals of Hospital Stay is to familiarize individuals with many of the processes and procedures involved in health care today. With that in mind, there are many opportunities to learn from past health care practices, especially as we create the roadmap to where our system stands in modern times.
A new series by Not So Much Foundation called “Lost Hospital” focuses in part on the health care institutions of yesterday. Featured here is Linda Vista Community Hospital, formerly located on St. Louis Street in Los Angeles, California (Boyle Heights).
The hospital was first built in 1904 (originally named Santa Fe Coastlines Hospital) for Santa Fe Railroad employees. In its early days the hospital did well, much like the Boyle Heights neighborhood around it. In 1924, the Hospital expanded to accomodate an increased patient census. In 1937, the Hospital changed its name to Linda Vista Community Hospital. … Read more →