A revolutionary new concept in hospital design called the
Atomedic Hospital opens as the working hospital of the New York
World's Fair tomorrow. The second such hospital ever built, the
Atomedic Hospital will be presented to the World's Fair President,
Robert Moses and the Medical Officer, General Brownton, M.D.
at a special ceremony Tuesday morning, June 23 by the Atomedic
Research Center Inc.
The first Atomedic Hospital opened in Montgomery, Alabama
just a year ago under the direction of Hugh C. MacQuire, M.D.
the originator of this unique concept, and has been in operation
A member of the Atomedic Industry Planning Council, Simmons
has developed furniture, built-in units for the wedge-shaped
patients' rooms, new concepts in operating room equipment through
the Simmons Hausted Division and furnished specially designed
color-coded storage and office equipment for the laboratory and
administrative sections of the Atomedic Hospital. Ray Pascoe
of Simmons and Chairman of the Industry Planning Council, stated
these products were only the beginning of the development of
this totally new concept. Simmons research continues on new methods,
materials, techniques and designs to contribute to this significant
All interiors of the round, windowless Atomedic Hospital structure
were planned, furnished and color coordinated by the Interior
Design Department of Simmons to create a feeling of comfort and
well being for patients and a convenient, pleasant and efficient
working atmosphere for hospital staff.
Nurses from the original Atomedic Hospital in Montgomery will
be in attendance at the World's Fair Atomedic to explain and
guide professional medical groups through the building. Tours
are arranged by the industry representative.
As a working emergency hospital at the New York World's Fair,
the Atomedic Hospital will be the only installation at the Fair
(outside of the Fair's maintenance group) to be in operation
around the clock 24 hours a day.