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For the Year 1886, presented at the Annual Meeting, January 27, 1887.

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Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor


New Haven, CT


Free bed fund, Patients increase, Hospital expenses reduced, Fire department box 152, Ventilation, Rev. E.W. Babcock, Hot closets, Children’s ward, Veranda, Admission of patients, Connecticut School for Nurses.


The hospital decided to reduce staffing as well as the patients diet and purchasing of food for the kitchen. The reduction helped the hospitals budget deficit became a surplus with the reductions. Even though the Hospital decreased staffing, the amount of patients has grown. The average cost for marine soldiers per week are $7.00. The average cost for patients are $12.00 per week. The Fire Commissioners have replaced the private alarm with direct communication line with the fire alarm service, box 152. The new ventilation system is installed and working. Rev. E.W. Babcock resigned his position on the Board of Visitors. The Board of Lady Visitors suggests a separate ward for children and a outside veranda, the Board is also impressed with the new implementation of hot closets or hot plates to keep the patients food warm.

Sixtieth Annual Report of the Directors of the General Hospital Society of Connecticut