Baby Delivery Costs in 1948

Eileen (Sautter) VanderVorst-Besse reminissing about the cost of her hospital stay where she delivered her oldest daughter Linda in 1948: The statement from the Bismarck Evangelical Hospital for a nine-day stay at that time reads: $54.64 for the room (a little over 6.00 a day), Operating room fee: 16.00, Dressings: 1.50, Medicine: 3.50, Telephone: .78, and Anesthesia: 10.00, for a grand total including tax of: 87.28. We wonder how much a nine day stay would cost nowadays, if we could afford it.