In the mid 1940's, Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., former Secretary
of State under President Roosevelt and a member of the board of
directors of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway came to a realization.
He had noted that many of the nation's top corporate executives -
individuals charged with the financial stability of their own
corporations, which in turn benefited the financial health of the
United States economy - tended to age prematurely due to neglecting
their own health.
Stettinius was no doubt familiar with the sort of thorough
examinations the late President Roosevelt had undergone and it was
Stettinius's belief that if such in-depth examinations could be
administered to executives, health problems discovered through them
could potentially be counteracted before they became serious.
Furthermore, if the tests could be given in a more relaxing setting
than a doctor's office, the executives might be more inclined to
take them. Stettinius even had the perfect location for such a
clinic: The Greenbrier Hotel, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
Thus Greenbrier Executive Health Care was born.
Today, the same holds true at The Greenbrier Clinic. As the
industry's first executive health care clinic, we have unmatched
expertise at protecting the health of the nation's top executives.
Over the years our clientele has grown to include many recognizable
leaders and we attribute this success to our history and our
ability to deliver the very best in executive health care.
Appointments may be scheduled using our online form or by contacting our appointment hotline, 800-362-7798.
James Monroe visited White Sulphur Springs with his wife in August 1815 while he was Secretary of State. His physician ordered him to “take the waters” to regain his health.
Ulysses S. Grant visited White Sulphur Springs in 1874. It was a brief visit early in the season as he was traveling west by railroad.
Woodrow Wilson spent his Easter vacation in April 1914 at The Greenbrier. He played golf on the Old White Course. He also divided his December 1915 honeymoon with Edith Bolling Galt between The Greenbrier and The Homestead.
William Howard Taft vacationed at White Sulphur Springs during his 1908 campaign for the presidency. He was feted at a grand ball in the ballroom of the Old White Hotel.
Dwight D. Eisenhower hosted the North American Summit Conference at The Greenbrier March 26-28, 1956. He was also at the resort three times in World War II when The Greenbrier was used as an Army hospital. Once he was admitted as a patient and the other times he was here with Mrs. Eisenhower for rest and relaxation.