Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

DIXIE PIONEER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

St. George, Utah

LOCATION

551 South 300 East
St. George, UT 84770
Telephone 610                           in the 1954 telephone book     (Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital)
Telephone ORchard 3-3535     in the 1958 telephone book     (Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital)
Telephone ORchard 3-3535     in the 1961 telephone book     (Dixie Hospital)
Telephone 673-3535                 in the 1972 telephone book     (Dixie Hospital)

Located on the east side of 300 East and just north of 600 South, facing west.
It was on the site of what is now the parking lot just outside of the Women's Services entrance of the DRMC 400 East Campus.


HISTORY

In 1952, Washington County residents pooled their resources to build and open the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital replacing the old McGregor Hospital. It opened on August 6, 1952 and was owned & operated by Washington County.

Effie Marie Cottam was Supervisor of Nursing. One of the night nurses was Edith Sproul Seegmiller.

In the 1970s, it had 41 patient beds.

Dr. Craig Booth began his career in 1973 as a family practice physician as the sixth member of the medical staff at the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital.

In 1975, the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital was expanded to accomodate regional growth and became the Dixie Medical Center.

The old Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital building was torn down, probably in the early 1990s as DRMC expanded and remodeled the 400 East Women's Services area.


PHOTOS

Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital
WCHS-00792     Front of the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital on the east side of 300 East

Other WCHS photos:
WCHS-01882     Photo of the main entrance of the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital
WCHS-01883     Photo of the front of the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital
WCHS-01884     Photo of the front of the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital
WCHS-01885     Photo of the front of the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital
WCHS-01886     Photo of the back side of the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital
WCHS-01887     Photo of the lobby of the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital
WCHS-01888     Photo of Marie Cottam at the switchboard of the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital
WCHS-01889     Photo of a semi-private patient room in the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital
WCHS-01890     Photo of an operating room in the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital
WCHS-01891     Photo of a patient getting an x-ray at the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital
WCHS-01892     Photo of a technician doing lab work at the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital
WCHS-01893     Photo of the nursery at the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital
WCHS-01894     Photo of a nurse and gas storage tanks at the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital
WCHS-01895     Photo of the kitchen at the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital
WCHS-01896     Photo of two people talking in the kitchen at the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital
WCHS-01897     Photo of two women working in the laundry at the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital
WCHS-01898     Photo of a man working with the boilers at the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital
WCHS-01899     Photo of Fred K. Holbrook working in his office at the Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital
WCHS-01900     Photo of Fred K. Holbrook
WCHS-01917     Photo of Nurse Marie Cottam


REFERENCES

IHC Dixie Regional Medical Center History

Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital Dedicatory Service Program
Saturday,   August 2, 1952,   7:30 P.M.
This page appears to be from Fred Holbrook's scrapbook

Hospital Miscellaneous Information, 1952-1953
This page appears to be from Fred Holbrook's scrapbook

Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital, Service Report, 1953
This page appears to be from Fred Holbrook's scrapbook

Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital, Statement of Income and Expenses, 1953
This page appears to be from Fred Holbrook's scrapbook

Dixie Pioneer Memorial Hospital, Letterhead, 1953
This page appears to be from Fred Holbrook's scrapbook

St. George Hospital Head Named, Fred K. Holbrook ... directs new hospital
Newspaper clipping,   Tuesday,   June 24, 1952
This page appears to be from Fred Holbrook's scrapbook

Documents about Fred Holbrook moving to the Tooele Valley Hospital
Tooele Utah,   Friday,   July 24, 1953
This page appears to be from Fred Holbrook's scrapbook