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Old 08-24-2012, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Okay, I figured I would keep the title of this thread as broad as possible so other posters could take it down a different path if they want once I ask my initial question!

With all the talk of the Monsour Hospital in Jeanette, I got to wondering a bit about St. Francis. I know the main St. Francis was in Lawrenceville where Children's is now. I'm more interested to know about what was called St. Francis Central that was imploded for the Consol Energy Center. In the little research I tried to do, I can see that it was a 136 bed hospital bought by the St. Francis Health System in 1992. Here's where my question comes in...what was the name and owner of the hospital prior to '92 when St. Francis bought it? I can't seem to find that anywhere, which I find bizarre. Input?
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:21 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Central Medical Pavilion
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:23 PM
 
Location: About 10 miles north of Pittsburgh International
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Yep. P-G story on the demo includes some background: Out with the old, in with the arena - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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"I hope that hockey team does it service," said Carol Wind, 63, of Castle Shannon, a former nursing administrator who worked at the hospital from the day it opened, Aug. 15, 1974, to the day it closed, Aug. 16, 2000.
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....the hospital, founded by a group of doctors and known as Central Medical Pavilion before it became part of the St. Francis Health System,....
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:37 PM
 
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The parking garage was decrepit. I never was in the hospital part.
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:53 PM
 
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Central Medical Pavilion
100% correct!

There were many hospitals in Pittsburgh.
Passavant was on The Hill.
Pittsburgh Hospital was on Frankstown Ave. in East Liberty.
St. Joseph's was on Carson St.
St. John's was on the North Side, as was Divine Providence.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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100% correct!

There were many hospitals in Pittsburgh.
Passavant was on The Hill.
Pittsburgh Hospital was on Frankstown Ave. in East Liberty.
St. Joseph's was on Carson St.
St. John's was on the North Side, as was Divine Providence.
Just outside of Pittsburgh was Columbia Hospital on Penn Ave in Wilkinsburg, Homestead Hospital in Homestead, And West Allegheny Hospital in North Fayette.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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1955 Bloom's Street Guide lists the Belvedere Hospital at 541 Paulson Ave., Larimer, Rosalia Maternity Hospital at 1612 Cliff St., the Hill, Women's Hospital on Desota St. in Oakland, Marine Hospital at 40th and Penn, Municipal Hospital at Terrace and Darragh St.


Of course, in previous years, West Penn Hospital used to be on Polish Hill and St. Margarets at 46th and Davison.

Shadyside Hospital was founded as a homeopathic hospital.

We had the Podiatry Hospital on S. Negley near Friendship until 15 years ago.

Mayview Hospital was founded as the city's public psychiatric hospital, Woodville near Heidleberg and Dixmont out on 65 are 2 other defunct psych hospitals.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Just outside of Pittsburgh was Columbia Hospital on Penn Ave in Wilkinsburg, Homestead Hospital in Homestead, And West Allegheny Hospital in North Fayette.
I lived almost next door to West Allegheny Hospital (the old, original one) - always heard that there were tunnels under there from the days when they tried to help slaves move North. Is the "new" West Allegheny Hospital gone?
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Forgot one, Marcy State Hospital out at Leech Farm near the current VA on Highland Dr. Started out as the city's tuberculosis sanitarium, converted to a mental facility when tb waned as a public health threat and could be controlled with medication.

Also, the Municipal Hospital on Terrace Street is the current Pitt Dental School building and was where the polio vaccine was developed.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:38 AM
 
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100% correct!

There were many hospitals in Pittsburgh.
Passavant was on The Hill.
Pittsburgh Hospital was on Frankstown Ave. in East Liberty.
St. Joseph's was on Carson St.
St. John's was on the North Side, as was Divine Providence.
And St. Margaret's was on 46th Street in Lawrenceville until 1980.
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