Alexandria's Oldest Hospital

Alexandria's Oldest Hospital (HMPMS)

Location: Alexandria, LA 71301 Rapides Parish
Country: United States of America

N 31° 18.857', W 92° 26.988'

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The Alexandria Sanitarium, founded by six area physicians, was opened January 1, 1903 in a former hotel at Second and Lee streets "to provide for a skillful treatment of medical and surgical cases of any nature." In 1905 the first building at Third and Scott streets, one block northeast, was built by the Scott Street Land and Development Co., Dr. John L. Wilson, president. In 1917 the property was given to the Louisiana Baptist Convention and the name changed in 1919 to The Baptist Hospital. The Convention operated the hospital for 53 years, adding units in 1918, 1936, 1941, 1944 and 1947. In 1970 the hospital was released to become a not-for-profit community hospital and the name changed in 1971 to Rapides General Hospital. Rapides Regional Medical Center, established in 1981, by 1990 included the Medical Terrace, Medical Plaza, Cancer Treatment Center and the Rapides Women's Hospital. In 1994 RRMC entered a joint venture with Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation to become part of the Columbia Regional Health System.
Placed ByRapides Regional Medical Center
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 9:37am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 552352 N 3464563
Decimal Degrees31.31428333, -92.44980000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 18.857', W 92° 26.988'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 18' 51.42" N, 92° 26' 59.28" W
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Area Code(s)318
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 394-498 Medical Center Dr, Alexandria LA 71301, US
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