Today in Black History December 24, 1832, the first black hospital “Georgia Infirmary” was opened in Savanna Georgia. It was built to service black people who had trouble getting cared for in white hospitals

The hospital was also the first training center for black nurses and the first Medicare-certified comprehension outpatient rehabilitation facility.

Georgia Infirmary is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people who are elderly or have disabilities live as independently as possible. The hospital has since changed its name to the Savanna GA Adult Day Care but continues to service the community.

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