LA To Vote On Designating Japanese Hospital With Deep Roots In City As Monument
In 1926, at a time when Japanese Americans were often turned away from major hospitals, five local doctors, led by Kikuwo Tashiro, formed a corporation to build and open a facility.
Former Japanese Hospital Could Become LA's Newest Monument
The two-story, cement building on 1st Street in Boyle Heights doesn't look particularly impressive but it hides an exceptional story behind its cement facade. For more than 30 years it was the Japanese Hospital, a medical facility designed to serve the city's Japanese American community. Its story stretches all the way to the Supreme Court and a landmark case — which is what it took to get the hospital built. On Tuesday, the L.A. City Council will vote on whether the former hospital should be designated a Historic-Cultural Monument. (Shatkin, 10/10)
In other hospital news —
East Bay Times:
County Hospital Back To Full Operation; Cause Of Boiler Fire Still Under Investigation
Full operations at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center had resumed by Saturday morning following a Friday afternoon fire that left a boiler damaged. The hospital began accepting emergency patients again by midnight Friday, about nine hours after 45 firefighters descended shortly about 2:30 p.m. on the hospital on Alhambra Avenue to fight a boiler fire. (Richards, 10/10)