Abandoned historic hospital getting new life
Published: November 23,2011
MOUND BAYOU — The long-shuttered Taborian Hospital in Mound Bayou is getting a nearly $3-million grant to become the first urgent care center in one of the nation’s poorest towns.
Mayor Kennedy Johnson sees the grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a win-win-win situation.
In 2000, the hospital made the 10 most endangered historic sites in Mississippi. The Interior Department also has registered it as a national historic site.
In 1887, former slaves formed Mound Bayou and saw their community strengthened in 1942 through the opening of the Taborian Hospital.
For more than two decades, the 42-bed facility provided care to many African Americans.
Johnson tells The Clarion-Ledger the new clinic will be the only urgent care center of its kind within 80 miles.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
One Response to “Abandoned historic hospital getting new life”
Top Posts & Pages
- DAVID DALLAS: Who in the Hell are We?
- New Mississippi state highway map is available for the public
- Tanger Outlets involved in Southaven project
- Ingalls to lease former SRHS clinic in Gautier for employee medical center
- Ikea confirms plan for Memphis store
- McCrory joins Epps in asking for trial delay
- Former Lane Furniture plant sold for $1.45 million
- OUR VIEW: JRA evolving toward transparency? Maybe, maybe not
- Jon-Paul Croom made CEO