Editor Wants a Hospital in 1921


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 2/24/1921.

Why Not a Hospital Here

During the past week or ten days there have been in the Parkersburg hospitals from this county many patients.  We know of at least a dozen who are there now and there are probably several others of whom we have not heard.  Consequently we ask, "Why not a modern and up-to-date hospital at Grantsville?"

Each year there are hundreds of patients taken from this county to hospitals in Parkersburg and Spencer, and we believe that our surgeons are as competent to handle the cases as any in either of the above mentioned places.  Let's look into the matter and see if we cannot support a first-class institution.