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March 15, 1941


JAMA. 1941;116(11):1083-1144. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820110047010

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The following list contains the names of 6,291 hospitals, sanatoriums and related institutions that are located in the United States and 277 in Alaska, Canal Zone, Guam, Hawaii, Philippines, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. The list for each state is presented in two groups: (1) hospitals and sanatoriums, and (2) related institutions. The related institutions include school and prison infirmaries, nursing homes and other institutions designed to give certain medical and nursing care in an ethical and acceptable manner, without giving a full hospital service.

Registration of hospitals is governed by the Essentials of a Registered Hospital, adopted by the House of Delegates in 1928 and revised in 1939.

Registration is a basic recognition, extended to all the hospitals and related institutions in the following list, concerning which we have no evidence of irregular or unsafe practices. Approval is designation of certain registered institutions by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals for internships, residencies and fellowships; or by the American College of Surgeons as unconditionally meeting its minimum standards.

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