50 A Corner in the Employe’s Hospital
In a large business enterprise employing thousands of people, there is an ever present demand for the services of physicians and nurses, and in addition to the normal demand for the services of these professional people, there is a more pressing need for them now and then in an institution which combines manufacturing with merchandising as we do. We have a great many automatic machines; we operate a great many elevators and conveyors; there are hundreds of electric motors throughout the plant; sewing machines, cutting machines, weighing machines and a vast variety of special apparatus requiring the attention of individuals. Under these conditions it is not surprising that in addition to sudden illness among employes we have accidents now and then and in this stereoscopic view we show a portion of the Employes’ Hospital in the tower of the Merchandise Building. We have in our employ two physicians and several trained nurses. The laboratory is very complete, and we have the very latest surgical apparatus and every appliance known to the best hospitals for the handling of emergency. cases. We have been particularly fortunate so far since we opened this great merchandising plant that we have had very few serious accidents, but as we hope to do our part at all times to make our employes comfortable and happy, we have found it good business to keep constantly at hand, men and women who can help those who are taken ill on our premises or who may for any other reason need the services of a physician or nurse during business hours. In addition to maintaining this hospital, there is an organization of employes known as the Seroco Mutual Benefit Association maintained by monthly dues amounts regulated by the size of the employe’s salary, and this association pays benefits members who, by reason of illness, may be kept from their employment.