Constructed from 1946 to 1948, the Ashland Tuberculosis Hospital serviced northeastern Kentucky with state-of-the-art inpatient facilities that combated the threat of that deadly disease. It operated for approximately 15 years before the threat of the disease diminished due to modern medicine and treatments. A pair of crosses adorned the entrance to the hospital, the symbol for the Kentucky Tuberculosis Association and later the American Lung Association.
Location: Ashland, Kentucky
Brownsville General Hospital is an abandoned medical center in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, located at Fifth Avenue and Church Street. It was completed in 1916 and used as a hospital until 1965. The building was used as an assisted living center afterwards, but has since been abandoned.
Location: Brownsville, Pennsylvania
Established in 1938 in rural eastern West Virginia as Denmar Sanitarium for the tuberculotic colored people, it became the Denmar State Hospital in 1957 by an act of the Legislature for the chronically ill. Situated at 2,200 feet above sea level, Denmar overlooks the Greenbrier River.
Location: Denmar, West Virginia
Eastern State Hospital is the second-oldest psychiatric facility in the United States, and the first west of the Appalachian Mountains, and is located in Lexington, Kentucky. It is proposed that the campus be relocated to the Coldstream Research center along Newtown Pike.
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Hayswood Hospital is located on the side of a hill overlooking the historic river town of Maysville, Kentucky. Desipte attempts to renovate it into apartments, the building has languished for decades and is in poor structural condition.
Location: Maysville, Kentucky
Hazelwood Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky formerly admitted tuberculosis patients. It operates today as a mentally handicapped institution.
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Once notoriously noted for its extreme overcrowding and unsanitary conditions, the Huntington State Hospital is now a 110-bed mental facility and is an on-site training facility for area colleges and universities in West Virginia.
Location: Huntington, West Virginia
Formerly standing as a derelict on the west side of Georgetown, Kentucky for decades, the John Graves Ford Memorial Hospital contained a glimpse into the past on the inside. Documents, gurneys, betaline dispensers and more lay strewn about inside. The dark and damp corridors, lined with patient beds and equipment, were demolished in 2007.
Location: Georgetown, Kentucky
The Man Appalachian Regional Hospital (ARH) in Man, West Virginia was constructed by the Miners Memorial Hospital Association, a not-for-profit that constructed hospitals and clinics and provided health services for the coal mining regions of eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia. In 2000, the ARH announced the closure of the Man facility due to a lack of adequate funding, and the hospital was shuttered in 2001.
Location: Man, West Virginia
Mayview State Hospital was a Pennsylvania mental institution located in Allegheny County, and closed in December 2008.
Location: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
The Medical Center at Scottsville is a former hospital in Scottsville, Kentucky. It opened on July 5, 1952 as the Allen County War Memorial Hospital and featured 31 beds, 9 of which were private, 11 semi private rooms and 12 bassinets. A new facility was opened in 1996.
Location: Scottsville, Kentucky
Metro General Hospital, formerly serving many of the underprivileged in Nashville, Tennessee, merged with George W. Hubbard Hospital due to a major glut of patient rooms in the region. Today, the former hospital site is undergoing revitalization. While much of the campus was demolished, three primary and historic buildings were spared the wrecking ball and are being gutted for repurposing. The Rolling Hill Mill development, so named for the corn mills that were once located in the area, will convert the former hospital site into a mixed use community on the banks of the Cumberland River. With the land being very close to downtown Nashville, it is hoped that this once landmark institution can continue to serve the city well into the 21st century.