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

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

Nursing Students of Johnson City Memorial Hospital

This list is taken from the TN State Library & Archives finding aid for Record Group 97.  Accuracy of spelling and dates have not been verified. There is no information in the finding aid regarding completeness of the list.  The … Continue reading

Nursing Students of Chamberlain Memorial Hospital, Rockwood

This list is taken from the TN State Library & Archives finding aid for Record Group 97.  Accuracy of spelling and dates have not been verified. There is no information in the finding aid regarding completeness of the list.  The … Continue reading

Nursing Students of Newell & Newell Hospital, Chattanooga (partial list)

This list is taken from the TN State Library & Archives finding aid for Record Group 97.  Accuracy of spelling and dates have not been verified. The list is incomplete, based on newspaper reports of graduates.  In 1948, Newell Hospital … Continue reading

Knoxville’s Hospitals — a 1917 Overview

The hospitals of this city are very interesting in their every detail. There are about thirty-five hospitals and sanitariums in Knoxville. The Knoxville General is constructed of beautiful red brick, with all the walls covered with green trailing vines. The … Continue reading

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