Julia Zecchini, St. Mary’s Graduate and World War II Casualty

Julia Marie Zecchini Born 8 October 1915, Newcomb, Tennessee Died 8 October 1944, Shelby County, Tennessee Lieutenant jg, Nurse, US. Navy Julia Zecchini died at the U.S. Naval Hospital Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee of sodium fluoride poisoning. She was the … 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

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