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Old Donelson Hospital
Nashville, Tn 37228
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County: Davidson County
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The old Donelson Hospital was one of the oldest hospitals in Nashville until it closed down over a decade ago. It is now used for storage for current hospitals and doctor's offices. It has been reported by various people who have had to enter the hospital for supplies that at anytime, day or night, once the doors close behind you numerous screams and moans can be heard as well as footsteps and clanging on the walls. Once you get closer to the old psych ward high energy can be felt and extreme chills even in the middle of summer with no air conditioning running throughout the building.



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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 7833     12/15/2007 3:34:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
hey i went into that place with a few friends heh it was scary we heard all the slamming doors and stuff and some screaming but the most disturbing place is the childrens rooms and the slab room where they keep dead ppl at. in both places it was hard the breath and if you sat down long enough and stay calm you can hear the kids steps heh ^^ just thought i would share im really big into all this stuff Derek Zerocool1223@gmail.com
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 61017 ReplyTo# 7833     10/24/2010 4:16:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
hi im doing a report for english on this place, and im wondering if you are allowed to just go into the hospital, or if there are tours or something. thanks.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 8015     12/26/2007 1:03:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
im at the old donolson hospital right now and i went down the stairs and heard srtng knocking on the fire exzit door.and it got realy cold.....
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 62479 ReplyTo# 8015     11/11/2010 11:37:00 AM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
who does somebody have to talk to to do a Paranormal Investigation there ? I'm the founder of Southeast Paranormal Investigations Email at spiritseeker@yahoo.com or sn4@blomand.net
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 9285     2/7/2008 12:42:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
My Best friends dad is working on the hospital right now and when you go downstairs there is a tunnel from the hospital to the morgue going under the city...As I walked through the tunnel I could hear footsteps and soft screams throughout the tunnel...As we came out of the tunnel back in the hospital we decided to visit the psych ward...we couldn't breath and we heard someone talking to us in distinct words about their mother jane and how she has cancer...at that point we ran for our lives
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 58409 ReplyTo# 9285     9/21/2010 8:08:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
How can I get in touch with someone there to let us do a paranormal investigation, all investigations arre free..I will check back on 09-22-2010 to see if anyone has replied,, thank you so much
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 11837     4/12/2008 3:02:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
cheaptrick1189


Last Seen: 6/27/2008 9:44:47 AM  
Can someone please give me directions to this place?
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 41483 ReplyTo# 11837     10/13/2009 7:44:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
It's on Lebanon Road leaving Nashville. It's a corporate complex now though. You're not likely to gain entrance.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 23773     11/22/2008 5:58:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
You are all full of it.There is no tunnel from the hospital to the morgue or anyplace else. I am a maintenance tech for donelson corporate center,which is what the hospital was converted to.I have access to original documents and blueprints and have studied them thoroughly.Some of the areas you all are talking about do not currently exist, nor did they ever exist.If you dont know what you are talking about dont post. If you think you can prove any of this contact me@ bjhaycraft@yahoo.com I have unlimited access to all areas of all buildings.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 33105     5/27/2009 11:04:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I need directions too please email is whadaf@hotmail.com
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 39111     9/5/2009 10:42:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I worked 3rd shift for one of the companies that rents the building.   It's definitely weird, creepy, and your mind can play tricks on you.  There are stories that the Ops dept tells, but I've never actually seen anything.  One night I heard laughter though and I was there by myself.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 41926     10/18/2009 7:48:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I am a founder of Sweetwater Paranormal and I was wanting to see if anyone had any contacts to the person that owns this building please email me at sweetwaterparanormal@yahoo.com
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 43490     10/31/2009 2:22:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
If it was still housing any patient information as before for doctor's offices, etc, then it would be a HIPPAA violation (a federal, patient privacy law) so I do not see how anyone (like the person above who went there when their friend's dad was working there...) would be able to roam freely without being thrown out! Perhaps the former medical facilities that previously owned the building need to be contacted since obviously patient's privacy and information such as social security numbers, etc can be accessed that easily by random people wandering the building for no apparent resaon than to look for ghosts.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 46100     12/30/2009 7:25:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
What is the address of this place ?

--sierra coker

 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 49941 ReplyTo# 46100     3/26/2010 1:24:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
I would really like to know what the exact address of this place. My friends and I want to contact the person who owns the place and we need the to know ASAP. Please contact me at BurginFlurg@yahoo.com
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 52593     5/30/2010 12:24:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I would Like to know the location of this hospital as well. I'm very interested in the Paranormal and would like to gain entrance one night if allowed and maybe document what I may or may not find. If anyone knows who I could get in touch with to arange this I would greatly appreciate it. My email is Woodlee4@aol.com
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 56767 ReplyTo# 52593     8/17/2010 10:16:00 AM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 

I read some of these comments and I too can say they are un-true. I work for HCA and we actually worked in that building. I worked there for about 1 year before we moved to another location. You are not allowed in that building if you are not an employee. For those of you trying to gain entrance... sorry you might as well forget it. I never saw anything or heard anything however I can say that place is the creepiest place after hours. I hated having to work late when there was only a hand full of people there. Yes you would always feel like someone is watching you and you would get the cold spots all the time. Having some nights feeling like someone is breathing on your neck is not cool... but I never heard or saw anything like I said.

You were never and are never going to be able to access the building. Sorry guys.

 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 55725     7/30/2010 3:46:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I was born at that hospital in 1990...
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 55996     8/2/2010 6:57:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I grew up in Donelson, TN and had 3 children at Donelson Hospital.  It was built in 1970 and it is not near downtown Nashville.  It closed in the 1990's when Summit Hospital opened nearby in Hermitage, TN.  I remember being a teenager when Donelson Hospital was built and I was friends with a girl whose father was one of the founders of the hospital.  The person who posted that it was now a Corporate center is correct.  I drove past it just last week.  .br..br.Here's a quote from Summit Hospital's history:.br..br..span id="spanMainContent"..p.In the late 1960s, a group of physicians led by surgeon Carl Gessler, M.D., created an alternative to downtown Nashville hospitals that would provide convenient emergency care and the best in diagnostic testing and treatment for their community. To reach their goal, they began working with the newly formed Hospital Corporation of America. Their dream became reality with the 1970 opening of Donelson Hospital...p. .p.Originally a 100-bed facility, Donelson Hospital expanded numerous times in its 21-year history to continuously meet the healthcare needs of our growing service area. The construction and 1994 opening of the new Summit Medical Center was the fruition of the founding doctors' vision. Today, the 188-bed Summit Medical Center stands as a tribute to the proud and successful history of Donelson Hospital...p...span..br.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 56948     8/21/2010 4:46:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I would like to know the address and owners of this hospital? If anyone has info please email me at smokeydog04@hotmail.com Thanks! I'm looking ot do a paranormal Investigation
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 61020     10/24/2010 4:19:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
hi, im doing an english paper on this place, and im wondering if your allowed to go in the hospital or if there are tours. any help is appreciated. thanks
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 77871 ReplyTo# 61020     5/14/2012 6:15:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 

Do we pay to go ? Bro !

 

 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 61039     10/24/2010 6:30:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Its right next to the old golds gym/urban active.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 62326     11/8/2010 10:13:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Ok, the old hospital downtown wasn't the old donelson hospital. That was the old  metro general hospital. The old donelson hospital buidlings are on Lebanon road in Donelson, not downtown right past the YMCA going away from downtown. I know because I work in those buildings right now.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 62481 ReplyTo# 62326     11/11/2010 11:41:00 AM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
Dude !!! Can you hook a ghosthunter up ? i need to talk 2 somebody that can let us, here at Southeast Paranormal Investigations well Investigate it
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 64305     12/19/2010 8:07:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Obviously it's the old Nashville General Hospital. Several of the old buildings have been demolished and the others are being remodeled. The old Donelson Hospital did not have tunnels or a psych ward.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 68426     3/22/2011 10:40:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
IN THINK ALL HOSPITALS ARE HAUNTED
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 68860     3/29/2011 10:45:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
That hospital was the place where ALOT of people with aids died back in the early 80's when no one knew or cared about aids, im sure there are tons of tragic stories connected to that place and the untold numbers of people who died there . i know because i had more than one friend that died there in the 80's
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 70666     5/17/2011 11:39:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 

I've sadly never experienced anything.  I'm here everyday and have yet to hear any phantom screams/moans or experience any weird feelings.  The basement is eerie though, according to my supervisor it housed the morgue.  I've ventured down there once and the only thing creepy was the apperance, no feelings or anything.

 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 81638     3/14/2013 3:12:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
3055 Lebanon pike, Hermitage, TN 37076
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 82262     6/11/2013 7:26:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I think the one talking about the tunnels was referring to the old General Hospital (now Rolling Mill Hill apartments and condos). I worked with the team that developed RMH, and they told me a few stories about sounds and weird feelings in there...
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 82611     9/9/2013 10:16:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
For fact the old general hospital morgue downtown Nashville has numerous accounts of paranormal activity.. It had bullet proof glass that was 3-4 inches thick, steel walls and only had room in the cooler for 5-6 decedents at 1 time..Having spent many nights there there and talking to others there were eye witness accounts of a lady in a blue dress, one in a yellow gown, the floating orbs, and weird noises when the building was otherwise empty and on and on and on.. There is no way that a building that had countless bodies and mental patients from 1890 until 2001(ish) does not have unexplained happenings..And anyone that thinks otherwise blueprints or not is in serious denial....and.was.not.there.  
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 82922 ReplyTo# 82611     10/16/2013 12:47:00 PM     Edit          
AnonymousVisiter


 
The building was bulldozed to nothing a few years back.  Not likely to haunt anyone any more.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 83769     1/16/2014 3:34:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
George W. Hubbard Hospital. The former hospital site underwent a transformation after closure, with most of the historic structures spared demolition and replaced with the Rolling Hill Mill mixed-use development.

Metro General first admitted patients as the City Hospital on April 23, 1890. The land the facility was built upon was donated by the state of Tennessee in the 1840s,5 to never be used as anything but a hospital. When it opened, it was Nashville’s first full-service hospital and cost $30,000 to construct.5 It operated with one physician, seven nurses and had a capacity for 60.1 Each room had an iron bed and chair, and dumb-waiters hoisted supplies and food from floor-to-floor. Laundry chutes took away soiled sheets and garments to a dedicated laundry building.

The hospital flourished, producing much revenue that was boosted by the local medical schools – the University of Nashville and the University of Tennessee. The first administrator saw the need for more qualified nurses, and as a result, in 1891 a training school for nurses was constructed. It was the first such school between the Ohio River and New Orleans 5. A new addition to the hospital was constructed in 1913, followed by a pediatric ward in 1914. In 1932, a large art-deco expansion was constructed, increasing the average number of patients to 188 by 1934.

The tide turned after World war II when admissions began declining. Meharry Medical School began to handle many of the city’s African-Americans. By 1954, the physical plant was in poor condition. Vanderbilt University, which operated the hospital under contract, was overextended as the Vanderbilt Hospital patient numbers declined 5. In May, a proposal was floated around to merge Metro General with Vanderbilt for economic reasons but this idea failed.

The nursing school closed in 1970 due to declining enrollment.

 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 83770     1/16/2014 3:41:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
countrygirl_37214


Last Seen: 1/16/2014 3:37:32 PM  
Some people should get their facts straight before posting...

George W. Hubbard Hospital. The former hospital site underwent a transformation after closure, with most of the historic structures spared demolition and replaced with the Rolling Hill Mill mixed-use development.

Metro General first admitted patients as the City Hospital on April 23, 1890. The land the facility was built upon was donated by the state of Tennessee in the 1840s,5 to never be used as anything but a hospital. When it opened, it was Nashville’s first full-service hospital and cost $30,000 to construct.5 It operated with one physician, seven nurses and had a capacity for 60.1 Each room had an iron bed and chair, and dumb-waiters hoisted supplies and food from floor-to-floor. Laundry chutes took away soiled sheets and garments to a dedicated laundry building.

The hospital flourished, producing much revenue that was boosted by the local medical schools – the University of Nashville and the University of Tennessee. The first administrator saw the need for more qualified nurses, and as a result, in 1891 a training school for nurses was constructed. It was the first such school between the Ohio River and New Orleans 5. A new addition to the hospital was constructed in 1913, followed by a pediatric ward in 1914. In 1932, a large art-deco expansion was constructed, increasing the average number of patients to 188 by 1934.

The tide turned after World war II when admissions began declining. Meharry Medical School began to handle many of the city’s African-Americans. By 1954, the physical plant was in poor condition. Vanderbilt University, which operated the hospital under contract, was overextended as the Vanderbilt Hospital patient numbers declined 5. In May, a proposal was floated around to merge Metro General with Vanderbilt for economic reasons but this idea failed.

The nursing school closed in 1970 due to declining enrollment.


 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 89195     2/19/2017 1:57:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
jwallace


Last Seen: 2/19/2017 1:45:08 AM  
I work in the new part of the old hospital right now. Tonight is the first night I've been spooked. The pipes here clank and that might just be a thing but I was walking up the stairs checking the floors and what sounded like a pan tumbling over down the stairs came from the 3rd floor and I went to look and there was nothing. I was walking up on the 3rd floor and 2 filing cabinets just opened and I wasn't close to them. So I thought ok that can be explained but the loud clanking noise in the stair case I cannot figure out and I didn't lock the men's bathroom up either and never had the key with me to lock It but when I came back up there is was locked tight.
 

  

   

 






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