Community hospital (Louisville, Ky.)
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Beard discusses nearly twenty years of service on the board of directors of Red Cross (Community) Hospital. He covers changes in the character of the board, divisive issues, and the importance of the institution to the black community.
A white physician discusses his association with Red Cross (later Community) Hospital during the last years of its existence. He recalls the role of the board of directors, the failure of the institution, and the relationship between the black and Jewish medical communities in Louisville.
Johnson discusses his role as administrator of Red Cross (Community) Hospital; the problems confronting him and the hospital; and why the hospital failed to survive.
Summers discusses his seven or eight years of service on the Red Cross (Community) Hospital's board of directors. As president of the board during the closing months of the hospital's operation, he played an instrumental role in efforts to save the facility. Summer addresses the questions of what the hospital meant to the black community and the reasons for its failure.
Eric Tachau discusses his almost twenty years of service on the board of directors of Red Cross (Community) Hospital. He describes the work of the various administrators, the problems confronting the board members, and the reasons for the hospital's failure.
A black physician discusses his association with Red Cross Hospital (later Community Hospital) which originated in 1899 to treat Louisville blacks. Young discusses his work as medical director at the hospital, the reasons for its closing, what the institution meant to the black community, the impact of integration and federal health programs on its future, and proposals to save the hospital.