Wednesday, June 27,1984 THE PILOT—Southern Pines, North Carolina Page 7-Section I 1929 moor©. memoru nospito ^4v' 1984 MMH HOSPITAL, circa 1930's — This was "Moore County Hospital" shortly after the 33bed facility opened. In those days, hospitals were viewed by many as "the place where old folks went to die." The wonder drug of the day was Insulin. An tibiotics and other wonder drugs, cat scanners and the many dramatic breakthroughs to come, were nowhere near the con ceptual stages. In fact, most of the doctors presently on the MMH staff had not yet been born. Providing 54 Years Of Progressive Health Care .If 'l;:| MMH HOSPITAL, 1984 — Called a "premier" acute hospital by experts, MMH has become an Important regional Institution. Every major medical specialty Is represented on the staff, and more than 13,000 In-patients and 44,000 emergency/out patients will benefit from Its existence In 1984. The name of the hospital was changed from Moore County Hospital to Moore Memorial Hospital In 1957. The hospital has always been a private, non-profit charitable Institution. MMH PATIENT ROOM, circa 1930's — Comfortable and attrac tively decorated though It was, the AAMH patient room did not have any of the technological essentials required for today's patients. MMH PATIENT ROOM, 1984 — This room Is the technological state of the art for acute care. Oxygen, suction, as well as critically Important, complex electrical wiring and many, many other features are available to today's MMH patient. The Moore Memorial Ambulatory Health Corporation Proudly Announces The New AtttbulatorY Surgery Center NEW $2,500,000 AMBULATORY CENTER The new ambulatory surgery center will provide to a projected 5,000 patients anhuaily, the convenience and economy of Out-patient or "one-day" surgery and will house a Wellness Center for programs in preventive medicine and wellness. It is located 150 yards from the hospital near the Pinehurst Surgical Clinic. The center consists of 16,000 square feet of working space with 4 operating rooms, a preparation and holding area, a large recovery area, reception and waiting area and normal support space. AMBULATORY SURGERY BENEFITS: •Reduction in out-patient surgery charges of between 20% and 30%. •Reduction in waiting time for elective surgery. •Added convenience to patient and doctor. •More efficient use of physicians' time. •Reduction of bed congestion resulting in more rooms for the seriously ill. •Possible reduction in the need for the construction of additional beds. •Reduction of the psychological stress of hospitalization.

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