• Created Date
  • 1972-1990
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • This image is of the front of Springfield College's Towne Student Health Center, facing West. The Towne Health Center, located on Wilbraham Avenue, was established in 1966, after the college acquired 5.3 acres of property from the Western Massachusetts Electric Company. In 1970, Richard and Marion Towne granted $125,000 to make the Towne Student Health Center at Springfield College possible, and reconstruction was also completed this same year... more
    This image is of the front of Springfield College's Towne Student Health Center, facing West. The Towne Health Center, located on Wilbraham Avenue, was established in 1966, after the college acquired 5.3 acres of property from the Western Massachusetts Electric Company. In 1970, Richard and Marion Towne granted $125,000 to make the Towne Student Health Center at Springfield College possible, and reconstruction was also completed this same year. The reconstructed building took the place of Weiser Infirmary, or Hall as it is called now. In the beginning, the Towne Health Center, a 15 bed infirmary, contained a variety of clinics that were open at various times throughout the week. These included the counseling center, medical clinics, orthopedic clinic, surgical clinics, gynecological clinic and a nurse’s clinic. The Health Center was open 24 hours, 7 days a week except for during school vacations, and was staffed with a full time and part time staff of doctors and nurses. Today, the Towne Health center is still available to students during the weekdays. The orthopedic, counseling center, medical, and gynecological clinic are available for students to attend. Additional services such as a nutritional clinic, laboratory testing, allergy shots, IV therapy, EKG’s, prescription writing, and physical therapy services are also now available. Sticker on front of photograph reads: #29 Health Center facing West (side). less
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