Did you know there was once another hospital in Little Falls, at 211 7th Street NE? Granted, it started late and didn't last all that long, but it would have been a viable alternative in an age when medical procedures were iffy anyway (...i.e., most of the newspaper announcements of people going to the hospital were for "appendectomies").
Dr Hall's Hospital was billed as "roomy, homelike and free from institutional features", which to me means those were often objections to hospitalization in the 1910s. I don't know when it closed, but it had X-ray equipment in 1928, according to the second ad, below.
The bio here is from The History of Morrison and Todd Counties, Minnesota by Clara Fuller, compiled in 1915, when the hospital had only opened in 1914...."devoted mainly to the treatment of cases where surgery is required".
|Ad from the 1928 Little Falls Business Directory|