Dr Charles Newton Carraway

Dr Charles Newton Carraway

Birth
Death 2 Mar 1963 (aged 84)
Burial Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 25176309 · View Source
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Dr. Charles N. Carraway founded the hospital in 1908, in a house in Pratt City, now a neighborhood in Birmingham, with the capacity to treat 16 patients. Carraway was an innovator in many ways: "Carraway financed the new facility by getting Birmingham businesses to agree to pay $1 a month per employee, or $1.25 per family, for treatment. It was managed care before managed care even had a name." In 1917, Carraway bought a lot on the corner of Sixteenth Avenue and Twenty-fifth Street, in the Norwood neighborhood, and moved the hospital, which came to be called the Norwood Hospital. In 1949, the hospital received $200,000 in federal money to add a nursing wing.
Carraway's son, Dr. Ben Carraway, took over in 1957, when it was called Carraway Methodist. He increased the hospital from 256 beds to 617. A Christmas star placed on the roof in 1958 became a noted Birmingham landmark.
The hospital got in financial difficulties in the beginning of the 2000s. At the time, it was run by the founder's grandson, Dr. Robert Carraway. According to The Birmingham News, two factors were responsible for the institution's financial demise: the decay of the Norwood neighborhood and "decades of decisions favoring patient care over profits." It shut down on October 31, 2008. In 2009, the facility was being considered as the new home for the 340 patients at Bryce Hospital in Tuscaloosa. It still sits empty.


Gravesite Details I was an RN at Carraway Hospital.

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  • Created by: Dennis
  • Added: 10 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25176309
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Charles Newton Carraway (7 Sep 1878–2 Mar 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25176309, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Dennis (contributor 46544255) .