Knoxville Hospitals 80-Year Retrospective in 1961

Hospital Was Luxury in ’80’s – First Had few Beds by Henry Evans Only a year or so before the first copies of the Knoxville News Sentinel were inked and sold, Knoxvillians had discovered a new luxury – the hospital. … Continue reading

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

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

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