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“Modernizing Urban Hospitals”

 

Photo credit: Frank Wolfe

Conversation Details

Bureau of the Budget director Kermit Gordon updated President Johnson on changes to the Hospital Survey and Construction Act of 1946, better known as the Hill-Burton Act. The program it created had played a central role in expanding the nation’s hospital capacity in suburban and rural areas but would now focus on the modernization of existing hospitals, particularly in urban areas.

 

Date:
August 4, 1964
Topic:
Health Policy
Location:
Oval Office
Conversation:
WH6408-05-4670

Conversation Participants