Monday, March 2, 2009

Flint Postcards: Flint Osteopathic Hospital, W. 4th Avenue


  1. Würstside WarlørdMarch 9, 2009 at 6:44 PM

    The building is still there, right?

    Man... osteopathic hospitals. They're crazy, right? I used to think every town had an osteopathic hospital, Haven't run across to many.

  2. Würstside WarlørdMarch 9, 2009 at 6:49 PM

    Apparently, Michigan and Oklahoma have the highest number of osteopathic physicians per capita.
    Can anybody explain the difference between an MD and a DO?

  3. April 29 th was my birthday and my Dad was telling me about being born at the Flint osteopathic Hospital. Monday we will go see if it is still there. Larry Pless

  4. I won't ruin the surprise, Larry. Happy birthday.

  5. The old FOH is still standing. Genesys ran an ER and sleep lab there for several years. I was a patient financial advisor there during that time. Last I hear, the building is out of code and needs serious remodeling. I'm pretty sure McLaren Hospital purchased the site.

  6. Where is it? I was born there too.

    1. Southwest corner of Beecher Road and Ballenger Highway, kitty-corner from the main McLaren Flint campus.

  7. Coming Down Today 04-30-2015 DEMOLISHED


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