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For the Year of 1896, presented at the Annual Meeting January 28, 1897.

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The Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor Press


New Haven, CT


Admission of patients, Free bed fund, Dietary plan, Ambulance tires, Administration building, Gifford ward, Mr. Eli Whitney, Mr. Charles E. Graves, Prudential committee, Maternity ward, Hospital Aid Society, Connecticut Training School for Nurses (CTS), Private nursing, Missionary nursing.


A successful dietary plan was introduced in January, The dietary plan included: limiting the need for special diets, which decreased the amount of food complaints and concluded in decreasing the amount spent on food. The average cost for a patient was $8.77 per week. The Ambulance responded to 275 calls. There were several improvements and renovations throughout the Hospital including: new rubber tires for the ambulance, Administration building was repainted, and copper sinks installed in the Gifford Ward. The Board of Lady Visitors requested a need for a new kitchen, elevators and a new patient receiving room. Mr. Eli Whitney resigns from his position on the prudential committee; Mr. Charles E. Graves was elected to replace Whitney. Nursing students remain in the school for two years of study, once completed they receive one month of vacation, before being assigned a private practice or missionary case for eight months.

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