| High Point memorial Hospital - 1971
Another addition to the hospital opened, shifting the public's focus from the art deco entrance of the 1950 facility to a modern linear facade. This 1971 building still stands as the Elm Street site. With these additions came greatly improved diagnostic capabilities – a new clinical laboratory, a greatly enlarged X-ray department and a highly specialized coronary care unit.
Hospital Eyed Relocation
As another decade passed, the Hospital needed space and equipment to serve its 63,000 residents. The hospital again looked at planning a completely new facility, beginning a citywide controversy over a possible relocation from its historical site near downtown High Point. Agreement was difficult to reach. After five years of debate, the decision was made to stay at the original Boulevard Street location.
Nursing School Closed
With the graduation of the Class of 1978 High Point Memorial closed the School of Nursing after graduating a total of 891 nurses in its 70 years of service.