In the Beaver State, a rural hospital with a story to show and tell

Gleaming and modern, 172-bed Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay, Ore., operates the largest outpatient imaging center on the southern Oregon coast—and owns a colorful, sometimes rocky history worthy of beyond-local coverage in words and images.

It gets exactly that on the website of The World newspaper, which is also based in Coos Bay.

“My kids were all born at McAuley and I still remember you couldn’t open the windows because they had been painted shut,” recalls longtime board member John Whitty in the article. “If you wanted oxygen, they ran down the hall and brought a bottle on a little cart. I mean, this thing was primitive. It was from a different age.”

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