LMU Nursing Program, 1911-1912

Graduates, 1911 Miss Nadine O. Smith Tennessee Miss Amelia Young Tennessee Mrs. Mary Houk Hatchcock North Carolina Miss May Russell Virginia Nurses in Training School Miss Katherine Tate Anderson North Carolina Miss Winfred Delieux Tennessee Miss Myrtle Painter Tennessee Miss … Continue reading

Jessie Young Norton, R. N.

Elsewhere on this site, you can read a short biography of Amelia “Amy” Young Cox Harshman, who was a pioneer nurse in Knoxville. Amy’s sister, Jessie, was also a registered nurse.  The following excerpts from Jessie’s obituary give details of … Continue reading

Amelia Young Cox Harshman, R. N., a Knoxville Nursing Pioneer

Amelia Margaret “Amy” Young Cox Harshman (pictured here at age 91) was born October 5, 1890, near Crab Orchard, Tennessee. Amy’s mother, Helen Godding Young, was a trained nurse from Massachusetts. Amy wrote of her life and her career as … Continue reading

City of Knoxville Purchases LMU Hospital in 1917

The City of Knoxville’s purchase of Lincoln Memorial Hospital, which was located across Cleveland Place from Knoxville General Hospital, occurred in late 1917 to early 1918.  Some resources say LMU was sold to the University of Tennessee, but that is … 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