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Parma in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Crile Hospital

Crile Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lora Szloh, October 31, 2009
1. Crile Hospital Marker
Inscription.  Crile General Hospital, named for renowned Cleveland surgeon, Dr. George W. Crile, was dedicated at this site on April 21, 1944. Dr. Crile, founder of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, was a brigadier general in the U.S. Army. The $4.5 million hospital covered 153 acres and contained seven miles of corridors linking 87 buildings with 1725 beds. During World War II, hospital staff provided care to 15,000 wounded U.S. soldiers and several hundred German prisoners of war. The hospital became a Veterans Administration Medical Center in 1945. A Nike missile battery was installed on the grounds in 1956 as part of the nation's general defense program. In 1966 the Crile barracks became the Western Campus of Cuyahoga Community College, registering 3,000 students for its fall inaugural semester. The College used the old Crile buildings until the current campus was constructed in 1975.
Erected 2002 by Cuyahoga Community College, "Proud of Parma," Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 30-18.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education
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Science & MedicineWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1860.
Location. 41° 22.094′ N, 81° 45.605′ W. Marker is in Parma, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of York Road and Moore Drive on York Road. Marker is in a little square of landscaped garden by itself. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11000 Pleasant Valley Road, Cleveland OH 44130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. German Central Organization (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Stearns Homestead (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Brick Rural Road in United States (approx. 1.6 miles away); George Washington (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old District 10 Schoolhouse (approx. 3.2 miles away); Parma's Birthplace (approx. 3.4 miles away); Woodvale Union Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hampson Post No. 499 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parma.
More about this marker. Though the address is on Pleasant Valley Road, the actual marker is on the
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York Road side. The college is Cuyahoga Community College (CCC) and is so large it can be accessed from York or Pleasant Valley roads from various entries.
Regarding Crile Hospital. There is an additional museum (limited times to view) located within the "learning center" wing of CCC West. It has lots of pictures and memorabilia from the hospital.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2009, by Lora Szloh of Berea, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,445 times since then and 33 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 31, 2009, by Lora Szloh of Berea, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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