The Percy Jones Army Hospital
in Battle Creek
, formerly the Battle Creek Sanitarium
, was purchased by the United States Army
in 1942 and converted into a 1,500-bed military hospital for treating soldiers wounded in World War II
The Army continued to operate the hospital through the Korean Conflict until the buildings were placed under the control of the General Services Administration in 1954.
The building was renamed the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center in honor of three former U.S. Senators treated at the hospital: Philip Hart, Bob Dole, and Daniel Inouye.