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Eastern Maine Medical Center: 1892-1920

Eastern Maine General Hospital, ca. 1910

Eastern Maine General Hospital, ca. 1910

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

General Charles Hamlin dies on May 15, 1911. As president of the corporation, he was "From the beginning, always a friend of the Hospital, ready to aid with advice, time and money. ...He was elected president at the organization of the Hospital and has been reelected annually ever since by unanimous vote" the last of the original trustees now serving the institution.

Prescott H. Vose succeeds General Hamlin.

A trained dietician joins the hospital.

Additional acreage is purchased to the west; 10 acres at $10,000.

In the wake of the Great Bangor Fire, safety measures for patients are expanded: fire extinguishers, stretchers and fire hoses are placed throughout the hospital.

Fire safety concerns extend to the patient record; a medical record office is established to centralize and safeguard patient information.


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