Merger of Baptist and St. Mary’s Hospitals in 2008

Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee –Location: 137 Blount Ave. –Acres: 23 –Buildings: 9 (1948 Baptist “A” Wing opens; 1956 Blount Professional Building opens providing doctors’ offices; 1967 “B” Wing, Community Education Building open; 1971 Baptist Professional Building opens; 1980 “C” … Continue reading

Carnegie Report Derides Tennessee Medical Schools (1910)

Attack Made on Tennessee More Low-Grade Medical Schools than any State Carnegie Foundation Formulates Accusation Some Excuses Made for the Alleged Conditions, but the State Is Charged with Making the Worst use of the Means at Its Command New York, … Continue reading

LMU Hospital Almost Became First Baptist Facility

Baptists May Assume Lincoln Hospital Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 18. — (Special.) — Lincoln Memorial hospital, valued at $100,000, located at Knoxville, but the property of Lincoln Memorial university at Harrogate, which is soon to be closed for financial reasons, may … Continue reading

Fort Sanders’ Student Nurse Injured in 1940

Injured Nurse Is back in Training A familiar face returned today to the student nursing staff at Fort Sanders Hospital. Miss Margaret Norris, who suffered a skull fracture in April in an automobile accident near Whittle Springs resumed her training … Continue reading

Fort Sanders 20 Years Old (1940)

Hospital Launched Feb. 22, 1920; Party Is Held A little more than 20 years ago, two doctors were busy at old Lincoln Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Kyle Copenhaver had a non-infectious patient.  The late Dr. L. L. Sheddan had an infectious … Continue reading

Knoxville Couple Invents Medical Stapler in 1940

Next Thing to Zipper Young Couple Here Invents ‘Stapler’ for Speedy Clipping of Incisions Lynn Humphreys and Pretty Wife Hope To Make Fortune from Idea by Ed Mitchell, News-Sentinel Staff Writer If you’ve got an operation you haven’t finished showing … Continue reading

Riverside Hospital Nursing Students in 1925

Riverside Hospital began in 1917.  On September 1, 1927, Riverside merged with Fort Sanders Hospital.  Riverside was a private facility, located at 249 Riverside Drive. Riverside Hospital had a training program for nurses.  A 1926 graduate stated she was in … Continue reading

Dean Wendy Nehring’s Welcome at Museum Exhibit Opening (2014)

Good afternoon.  As Dean of the College of Nursing at East Tennessee State University, I am honored to be here today to welcome each of you to this important occasion on National Nurse’s Day.  To our honored guests today, the … Continue reading

Lincoln Memorial University Described in 1908

Tells of Lincoln University.  Representative W. P. Brownlow of Tennessee Talks of Realization of One of Martyred President’s Dreams New York Friday, Dec. 11. — Writing of the Lincoln Memorial University, which the Lincoln Centennial Endowment Fund Committee proposes to … Continue reading