… for this reason (Theodosius) built for the unwed and ‘crucified to the world through Christ’ <Galat. 6:14> a building made for the purpose of assisting them in the ailments of the body; and to the laymen in need of medical attention he equally allotted another building; likewise, he allocated a separate hospital for the sick among the beggars, and so differently in different settings he multiplied the talent entrusted to him by the grace of God <cf. Matth. 25:14-30; Luke 19:11-27>, which cultivated well his steady purpose and made good with his love and zeal. Each (of the monks in charge of the sick) would restore to health the bodies worn by the disease, by applying the treatment appropriate to the (various) ailments as indicated by (the holy man).
And what about those fathers under his care, who had lost their physical strength on account of age and ascetic toil? Did they not receive from (Theodosius) suitable attention as well? Indeed they did, for he built a house for the aged and so gave them a rest in conformity with their long labours. And need I mention the hospital in Jericho, that was donated to him by a God-loving woman who understood his sympathetic feelings on this subject? She obtained salvation through (the holy man), left the world behind and gave herself up to Christ, and now she serves the Lord with the (spiritual) children born to her in Christ.
(transl. Leah Di Segni)