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Official Waverly Hills Sanatorium/ Woodhaven Geriatric Center Memorial & Historical Resource

Levels of the Main Sanatorium Building (Built in 1926)
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Patient Profile
What is Waverly Hills Sanatorium?
What is TB (Tuberculosis)?
Treatments for TB Patients
Historical Waverly Hills Article of the Month
Levels of the Main Sanatorium Building (Built in 1926)
Surrounding Buildings
The Underground Tunnel aka.. The Body Chute
WHS / WGC Timeline of Events
Misc. Facts about Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Louisville, KY TB Death Rates
Patients of W.H.S. / W.G.C.
Doctors & Staff of W.H.S. / W.G.C.
WHS Photo Gallery
A Special Thanks !
Research / Message Board
Memorial News
Links
Contact Us & Staff

Reference on each floor of the main building that still stands today.

1st Floor:
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* Lobby
* Solarium & patient rooms
* Offices
* Medical labs
* X-ray & dark room
* One nurse's station
* Salon / Barber Shop
* Dentist
* North wing contained access to the beginning of what is now known as the body chute.
* Library
* Breaker & transformer rooms
* Cold rooms for meat & other food storage
* Old electric / stone / water potato pealer is still present on this floor. (It's not a meat grinder as many believe it to be.)
* Small morgue
* Maintenance offices
  -Maintenance fact... the main maintenance office has a light indication system that would let workers know if a cooler or transformer went out and needed repair.

2nd Floor:
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* North wing contained the kitchen. The kitchen had the capacity and equipment to easily take care of 500 people, with a ventilation system that could completely change the air tempature every 3 minutes.
* North wing also contained the Bakery & the dining rooms. The main dining room had the capacity to seat 328 employees and/or patients at one sitting. The room could be expanded to seat 448 people.
(An average of 2,100 meals served daily.)
* One minor surgery / Treatment Room
* Solarium & patient rooms
* One kitchenette
* One dinette
* Chapel
* Two nurses stations

3rd Floor:
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* One minor surgery / Treatment Room
* Solarium & patient rooms
* One kitchenette
* One dinette
* Two nurses stations
* Occupational therapy (Shown on a video made about TB)

4th Floor:
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* Major surgery
* Recovery rooms
* Waiting room
* One minor surgery / Treatment Room
* Solarium & patient rooms
* One kitchenette
* One dinette
* Two nurses stations  

5th Floor:
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* The 5th floor was reserved for the heliotherapy department, where those suffering from TB of the bone were treated with sunlight. (1926)
* Access to elevator maintenance was in what is now known as the "Belltower".
* Children had a roof top swing set.
* One nurses station
* One kitchenette

Basement:
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* Crawl spaces for pipe maintenance
* Elevator maintenance
* Access for laundry building
* Unidentified room contains a fire door with fans in the windows to circulate the air. Also in this room are low lying tables that line each wall.

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