Photo of the Week
November 21, 2021

I finally found a good photo of the Gorgas Hospital Obstetrical Building in Ancon.  This is the building that I and many other Baby Boomer were born.  In the mid 1970s, I was visiting a friend in the hospital and wanted something to eat and drink.  I was told by a hospital employee that there was a break room in the building across the street.  I was told to take the overpass bridge connecting the two buildings second floors.  I followed the directions and found the break room.  The were soda and snack vending machines, seating of tables, chairs and sofas.  There was a room off to the side that had a pool table.  I can't remember if there were more than one pool tables.  There was an old West Indian women hospital worker in the room and I started talking with her.  I told her that I was born in Gorgas Hospital and she asked me when and I told her.  She told me that I wasn't only born in Gorgas, but I was born in that room where the pool table was.  That was the old delivery room.  My brother, my wife were all born in this building.  I have often wanted to take a photo of this building, and never did.  I have no idea what this building is being used for today, but am glad I found this photo.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


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