Is There a Hospital in This Place? : A century of hospital care in Steamboat Springs (Paperback)
“Is There a Hospital in This Place?” is a lively history of a century of hospital care in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The story begins in 1914, when the small town in the Rocky Mountains had nearly every amenity it needed, except for a hospital. Within a few months, citizens were celebrating the opening of the Steamboat Springs Sanitarium. A succession of hospitals followed as the town evolved from its ranching roots into a world-class tourist destination, home to Steamboat Ski Area and the ski jumping complex at Howelsen Hill. The book weaves together official accounts and personal perspectives provided by the people who worked at, volunteered for and generously sustained these hospitals. It is filled with historic photos and personal memories shared by doctors, nurses, health care professionals, volunteers and patients. Many chapters encompass a broader regional scope, illustrating Routt County’s response to crises, growth and change. A special section on the life and work of beloved physician Dr. Frederick Ewing Willett expounds his many medical and civic contributions to the community he served.