Theodor I. Preda Hospital from Craiova between the years 1870-1910
One of the most important hospitals in Craiova, hospital Theodor I. Preda, was the result of private initiatives in health care. It was founded in 1870 by the Municipality of Craiova, according to the request expressed by Theodore I. Preda in his will. Until 1910 it worked in the homes of the donor and the money necessary for the activity came from leasing of Stârcoviţa and Cearângul estates that belonged to Theodor I. Preda and were donated to the town hall in order to maintain the hospital that would bear his name. Thanks to the efforts of the city hall but also of accrued income, it was possible to put up another building. The new premises of the hospital, which was opened in 1910, allowed a better work and turned it into a modern hospital.