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

Blood Transfusion Costs in 1950

Blood Transfusion Costs Cut; 2 Hospitals Ask 2 Pints for 1 Knoxville News-Sentinel, September 13, 1950 [page not indicated on clipping] Service charges and other costs for blood transfusions have been reduced in some Knoxville hospitals, but two hospitals are … Continue reading

Two Hospitals Raise Room Rates (1953)

Two Hospitals Here Raise Room Rates Knoxville Journal, April 8, 1953 [page not indicated on clipping] Rates on rooms at two of Knoxville’s four hospitals have been raised, officials said yesterday. St. Mary’s Hospital officials announced that the basic room … Continue reading

Hospitals Increase Nurses’ Pay and Raise Rates (1966)

4 Knox Hospitals To Hike Room Rates Nurses’ Pay To Be Raised Knoxville News-Sentinel, August 23, 1966 [page not indicated on clipping] All four of Knoxville’s major hospitals will again raise their room rates effective Sept. 1, the third rate … Continue reading

Knoxville Hospitals’ Desegregation Status About 1963

The following image is a page from a publication that was found on-line.  Click here to view the image in its original PDF format. Click the image below to view a larger version. … Continue reading

Knoxville’s Denominational Hospitals Desegregated

Church Hospitals All Desegregated Without Incident The Knoxville News-Sentinel, August 4, 1963, Page A-9 Knoxville’s three denominational hospitals desegregated last week and underwent the change “smoothly,” the hospital administrators said. Baptist, Presbyterian and St. Mary’s (Catholic) came to a final … Continue reading

Price of Blood at Knoxville Hospitals in 1954

Price of Blood and Method of Repayment Differ at Each of Knox’s Four Hospitals Knoxville News-Sentinel, January 7, 1954, Page 10 A person sick enough to need a blood transfusion has neither the time nor the strength to make a … Continue reading

Hospital Was Luxury in 1880’s Knoxville

Hospital Was Luxury in ‘80s First Had Few Beds by Henry Evans – Knoxville News-Sentinel, Aug 18, 1961, Page C-10 Only a year or so before the first copies of The Knoxville Sentinel were inked and sold, Knoxvillians had discovered … Continue reading

Knoxville Hospitals’ Beds and Nurse Situation (1949)

Scarcity of Hospital Beds Ends, Nurse Situation Remains Unchanged Knoxville Journal, December 16, 1949 (page not noted on clipping) There is no longer a scarcity of hospital beds and rooms here, but officials report little change in the nursing situation … Continue reading

East Tennessee Baptist Hospital, 1958

East Tennessee Baptist Hospital opened 19 Oct 1948 in Knoxville.  Soon afterward, Baptist instituted its own 3-year nurses’ training program.  Some Baptist students did portions of their clinical rotations at Knoxville General Hospital. Over the nearly 60 years Baptist existed … Continue reading