1925: JEROME; United Verde Hospital Planned, November 21.
NEW HOSPITAL WILL BY BUILT BY UNITED VERDE COPPER CO.
"It has been known for a long time that the United Verde Copper company planned the building of a new hospital to be located just above the old high school, but the formal announcement was not made until Saturday, when the architects, Lescher and Mahoney of Phoenix, gave out the details of the plans."
"The following details are included in the architect's statement:"
"THE BUILDING: The new hospital will be a beautiful building with three stories and basement and a roof garden. Ground area will be 56 by 150 feet. Four wards of eight beds, and private rooms bringing the total capacity to 40 patients, will be included."
"The house will be concrete construction, and equipment and structural details will be such as to make the hospital the equal of any in Arizona. An operating room, sterilizing room, X-ray room, treatment room, diet kitchen, physicians' offices, drug room and morgue all will be included in addition to the wards and patients' private rooms. Linoleum covered floors with metal trim , solid panel doors, silent call system in each room and extensive electrical fixtures are among the details called for in the plans."
"Each bed will be equipped with a radio receiving set extension, both in the wards and the private rooms, and a large modern receiving set will be installed in the hospital for patients' use."
"Elevator service will be maintained from the basement to the roof. Stairways will be of special composition tile. Tile roofing is provided for in the plans and white tile for the bathrooms."
"Work on the building will start as soon as plans are completed and bids for construction work are opened and decided upon. Plans will be finished about December 15, and actual work probably will be under way by the latter part of January, it is stated. From 10 months to one year will be required to make the building ready for occupancy."
(Verde Copper News; Jerome; Tuesday, November 24, 1925; page 1, column 5.)