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Tangier in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gladstone Memorial Health Center

 
 
Gladstone Memorial Health Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., August 11, 2010
1. Gladstone Memorial Health Center Marker
Inscription. Dr. Charles Gladstone (1880 - 1968) was Tangier's longest serving doctor. He arrived in 1918 and was always on call. Monthly, he would go door-to-door to collect his flat fee of $1.50 but would accept whatever the family could afford. This monthly fee covered any necessary medical services he could provide. Dr. Gladstone announced his retirement in 1954, but stayed on until 1957, as it took a lengthy and international search to locate his replacement, Dr. Mikio Kato. The Gladstone Memorial Health Center, built by Grover Charnock, was dedicated April 28, 1957.

Today, transportation makes it easier for residents to leave the island for complex medical care, making a resident physician no longer a necessity. Still, most residents get their primary care here in Tangier. There are plans to build a new clinic facility.

In 2006, Dr. David Nichols was named the "Country Doctor of the Year" for his 27 year commitment to Tangier. Dr. Nichols continues to fly out weekly in his helicopter. Tangier's health needs are also looked after by our resident physician's assistant and three resident nurses.
 
Erected by Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center.
 
Location. 37° 49.655′ N, 75° 59.519′ 
Gladstone Memorial Health Center and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., August 11, 2010
2. Gladstone Memorial Health Center and Marker
W. Marker is in Tangier, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on Main Ridge Road just north of Janders Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tangier VA 23440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Double Six (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Copter — Flying Medicine to Tangier (within shouting distance of this marker); Swain Memorial United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Telephone Office, Post Office & Myrtís (within shouting distance of this marker); Tangier Island (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parson of the Islands (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Site of New Testament Congregation (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Albion (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Tangier.
 
Also see . . .  Tangier Island Health Foundation. The web site for the new clinic also features articles about Dr. David Nichols. (Submitted on January 13, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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