Riverside Hospital in 1917

Photo from the University of Tennessee Libraries Digital Collections, Identifier 0012_000067_000231  Riverside Hospital, located on Riverside Drive, was established around 1918. It continued to operate until 1927 when it became Riverside-Fort Sanders Hospital and moved to 1909 Clinch Avenue. Dr … Continue reading

Knoxville’s First Mid-Century Male Nursing Students Enrolled, 1958

[The newspaper articles below failed to recognize John Brockman, graduate of Lincoln Memorial School of Nursing in 1913.] Two Men Join Girls in Nurses’ Training Presbyterian Hospital’s new nurses’ training class has two men in it, the first time men … Continue reading

Fort Sanders Hospital’s Centennial Celebration in 2019

The hospital’s centennial celebration posting on-line (click here) contains many photographs. The information includes an undated photo of a nursing class and the following text: December, 1919 The Fort Sanders School of Nursing is established. Twelve young women formed the … Continue reading

KGH and LMU Hospitals — Establishment Dates’ Discrepancy

Polk’s Medical Register and Directory of the United States and Canada was published in 1917.  On page 1416, there is a listing of hospitals and homes in Knoxville. Knoxville General Hospital. 991 Cleveland pl. Est’d 1899. Capacity 125. Public. Med … 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: https://archive.knoxnews.com/news/local/community-rallied-to-raise-funds-for-modern-new-st-marys-hospital-then-turned-out-to-celebrate–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

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