• The Myth of the Charitable Physician
  • June 20, 2011 | Author: Christine Thomson
  • Law Firm: MichieHamlett Attorneys at Law - Charlottesville Office
  • In 1957, the Memorial Hospital in Danville operated with a true charitable purpose. The hospital’s charter provided that the corporation was “formed solely for benevolent purposes,” and that it was “not organized for profit and no part of the income from the operation of said hospital or nurses’ training school of said corporation shall enure to any member or any private individual, corporation or association.”1 The charter further provided that the purpose and object of the corporation was “to operate a hospital and nurses’ training school which shall, if it is possible so to do, pay its actual expenses and any surplus over and above same shall be devoted to charitable and benevolent work in the treatment of the diseased and afflicted residing in the City of Danville and the surrounding community ....”