A Hospital for Ashe County: Four Generations of Appalachian by Janet C. Pittard

By Janet C. Pittard

whilst Ashe County Memorial health facility opened in November 1941, it was once the conclusion of a dream for the negative, carefully populated county within the mountains of northwestern North Carolina. construction a health center is a tremendous venture for any neighborhood at any time. attaining this within the waning days of the nice melancholy and near to international conflict II, whereas scant neighborhood assets have been taxed by way of catastrophic floods and critical snows, used to be a awesome feat of neighborhood organization.
this is often the tale of the generations of supporters, medical professionals, nurses, emergency group of workers and others whose lives are interwoven with local health and wellbeing care and the making plans, development and operation of (the “new”) Ashe Memorial sanatorium. This legacy, delivered to existence via 114 photos and private interviews with ninety seven participants, strains the improvement of wellbeing and fitness care in a distant Appalachian neighborhood, from the times of folks treatments and midwives, to horseback medical professionals and early infirmaries, to the technological advances and outreach efforts of today’s Ashe Memorial Hospital.

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