The new contagious ward at the Stillman Infirmary, which is now ready to receive patients, was provided for by a gift of $75,000 from Mr. James Stillman of New York, and was designed by Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge, of Boston. It is a brick structure about 80 feet long and 40 feet wide, built in the same style as the main building, with which it is connected by a semicircular passageway two stories high. The upper story of this passageway is an open colonade, provided with which it is connected by a semicircular passageway two stories high. The upper story of this passageway is an open colonade, provided with a glass smoking room for convalescing patients. The lower story is of masonry and contains a laundry and fumigating room.
The new building, which is thoroughly provided with all modern improvements for the care and isolation of contagious diseases, is four stories high. It is heated by an indirect steam heating system, and is provided with electric lights and hot and cold running water. The three lower floors each contains a ward of ten beds, a private bedroom, an isolation room, a lavatory, and a room for the nurse on duty. Each ward also has a serving room provided with an ice chest, a steam table, and a gas stove, and is connected by telephone with the other wards and the office of the infirmary. The wards have southerly, easterly, and westerly exposures. On the fourth story there are seven bedrooms for nurses. The only direct communication between the four floors is an exterior iron stairway, open to the air.