LaFollette Coal, Iron and Railway Company Hospital

Polk’s Medical Register and Directory of the United States and Canada, published in 1917, lists a hospital on page 1416 for which we have no historical details.  Information would be appreciated. Status: Private Location: Tennessee av[enue] Established: 1900 Capacity: 12 … Continue reading

Knoxville College Hospital Established in 1906

Knoxville College Hospital Knoxville, Tenn, Established 1906; public for colored patients, 17 beds, Miss Helen Ferguson RN, superintendent. (Source: Hospital Management, Volume 14, No. 5, Crain Publishing Company, 1922, p. 88). In 1917, Polk’s Medical Register & Directory of the … Continue reading

Knoxville’s Hospital Building and Promoting Board Established 1896

The following text is from Standard History of Knoxville, by William Rule (pages 547-549).  The book was published in 1900. Knoxville Hospital located at the corner of State and Cumberland streets and standing flush with each street was established several … Continue reading

East Tennessee Insane Asylum Established in 1883 in Knoxville

The hospital was later known as Eastern State Psychiatric Hospital, then Lakeshore Mental Health Institute before it closed.  Most Knoxville graduate nurses did a psychiatric nursing rotation there during their training. The following text is from Standard History of Knoxville, … Continue reading

St. Mary’s Hospital Nurses and Local Babies in 1937

Sister Celeste and nurses show off babies at St. Mary’s Hospital in 1937. With the sister are toddlers Jerry Curtis, left, and Xavier Mankel, who is today the Pastor at Holy Ghost Catholic Church. (St. Mary’s Archive) Source:–ep-3-357045851.html/ … Continue reading

Knoxville Celebrates Opening of St. Mary’s in 1930

Community rallied to raise funds for ‘modern’ new St. Mary’s hospital, then turned out to celebrate Need for hospital caused community to rally, then celebrate by Kristi L. Nelson, Knoxville News Sentinel (April 29, 2012) On a warm spring afternoon, … Continue reading

Bonzella Burgess Cook’s Bequest to Nursing Program

Bonzella was a precious person, friend, and nurse.  She is sorely missed by all whose lives she touched, especially the students who learned the art and practice of nursing from a KGH-trained professional. TCAT Recipient of $80,000 Scholarship Fund Donation … Continue reading