The Media Hospital about 1950. The hospital was originally built as an inn in the 1830's. Dr. Charles Schoff founded the hospital in 1909, it closed in the late 1950's. It stood at Providence Rd. and Baltimore Pike about where the new Wawa is today.
Note: It was common for local newspapers to refer to Media residents as "Medes" 100 years ago.
MEDES INTERESTED IN DR. SCHOFF’S HOSPITAL
Institution Established Early Last Summer and Has Been Doing a Good Work – Public Aid Solicited
Dr. Charles H. Schoff opened his hospital Sunday, June 17, 1909, and fifty patients have been treated at the institution up to the present tie. Dr. Schoff was fortunate in obtaining Miss Elizabeth Dorothea Steward Worthington Chisholm, as head nurse. She is a graduate of St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, England, the Rotunda Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, and the Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia. She has had a broad experience and is adapted admirably for her work. She is of a cheery disposition and is exceedingly courteous. Miss Chisholm has as her assistants Miss Smith, a Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia. She has had a broad experience and is adapted admirably for her work. She is of a cheery disposition and is exceedingly courteous. Miss Chisholm has as her assistants Miss Smith, a Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, graduate, and Miss Finley, a practical nurse.
Mrs. Rupp furnished the operating room and it contains all of the latest improved devices used in such places. Private rooms have been furnished by Mrs. J. Edward Farnum of “The Acres;” Mrs. Martin, wife of Dr. Edward Martin of Beatty Road, near Media, and the Misses Gibbons of Swarthmore. The free ward, which has recently been opened, was furnished by guests of the Idlewild Hotel.
Dr. Schoff is an energetic man and believes in progress in all lines. Media people have an opportunity of contributing money, articles of furniture or anything that can be used in the sick room and particularly old muslin, which is always in demand at hospitals. The hospital is a worthy place and every person at the county seat should feel proud that an institution of this kind has been established in the borough. Visitors are welcome and will be taken through the building at any time.