From The Badin Bulletin, Albemarle, N.C., published monthly by the employees of Tallassee Power Company, June 1919 issue.
Hospital Association Formed
The Tallassee Power Company Voluntary Hospital Association has been formed to place at the disposal of all Tallassee Power Company’s employees at Badin, the services of the hospital at a low cost. This service is available for the employee and his immediate family, but being limited to his father and mother (if dependent), wife, and children.
This service includes medicines while patient is in the hospital, board, room, X-ray fees, operating-room fees (includes anesthetics, towels, gauze, expenses of sterilization, etc.), dressings (material only), laundry, obstetrical fee, and general nursing.
The service contemplates only use of the wards by the patients. Private rooms—when available—can be held at an additional charge of 50 cents per day. In case the wards are full, the patient shall be placed in a private room without extra charge until there is a vacancy in the ward.
Doctor’s services are not included, and are to be arranged with the doctors.
The hospital is to be under the supervision of Dr. W.T. Rainey, and in his absence under his associate, Dr. D.B. Moore, with Miss Edna Heinzerling as head nurse.
Services of a special nurse are to be paid for by patient. Special nurse will be arranged for upon notice to the head nurse.
The laboratory and drug room will be under the direct supervision of the head nurse, and medicine shall be issued on prescription or requisition only.
Arrangements can be made with Dr. Rainey to do any X-ray work.
Dr. Rainey will be in charge of the operating-room, and arrangements for its use can only be made thru him. A responsible practicing surgeon will be allowed to use the room on request of the patient and the approval of Dr. Rainey.
Any member of this department who is under the care of or employs another doctor may continue under such doctor after going to the hospital.
It is understood and agreed that the necessity for the admission of any patient shall be left to the decision of the attending physician, but their length of stay at the hospital may be terminated upon an agreement between the attending physician and the general superintendent of Tallassee Power Company.
In obstetrical cases, at least 30 days’ written notice should be given Miss Heinzerling, in order to be sure to have a room for the patient.
Membership in this Association is open to all employees of Tallassee Power Company, but application must be made prior to July 10, 1919. Such application must be accompanied by the first month’s dues.
Any employee of the Tallassee Power Company who is in the service of Tallassee Power Company prior to July 10, 1919, and does not become a member of this Association prior to that time, will be barred from membership until July 10, 1920.
Every new employee of the Company must make application for membership prior to the expiration of the first four weeks of employment with the Company. If he does not become a member in that period, he is barred from membership until he has been employed one year.
Membership fees are as follows:
Married men with families, $1.50 per month.
Single men, $1 per month.
Any member not paying his dues on or before the 10th day of each month will automatically be dropped, and cannot again become a member within one year from the termination of his membership.
A member who is released by the Company, upon again becoming an employee is entitled to immediate membership upon payment of dues.
Payment of membership fees are to be made to the cashier, at the Rent, Light, and Water Department office. Application for membership should also be made at that office.
The hospital will be available to non-members of the association at the regular rates, vis.:
Private room and board, $18 per week.
Ward room and board, $14 per week.
But members of the Association will receive preference in being admitted for treatment.