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

First Knoxville Hospital Listed in 1885

First Hospital in Knoxville Listed in 1885 Makeshift Institution for Care of Patients Located in Old Strong Home by Peggy Levy Knoxville Journal, April 26, 1936 [page not indicated on clipping] What is almost our first thought today when illness … 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’ Spectacular Advances (as of 1942)

Knoxville Hospitals Have Made Spectacular Advances — First Unit Had 20 Beds by Clara Ferrell Pollard — “Cavalcade Section,” Knoxville Journal, Nov. 8, 1942 Fifty years ago people were afraid to go to the hospital for fear of dying, while … Continue reading