Miss Lillian L. White became the second Director of Nurses at Knoxville General Hospital in 1902. A graduate of the Protestant Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia, Miss White served for five years.
After leaving KGH School of Nursing, Miss White was associated with other nursing programs before she joined the American Red Cross in an administrative position during the Red Cross’ mobilization for World War I in 1917. Miss White’s professional résumé before joining the Red Cross is given in the History of American Red Cross Nursing* on page 247:
Lillian L. White (Protestant Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia), also long associated with nursing education, gave up her position as assistant superintendent of nurses of the University of California, to represent the Red Cross Nursing Service in the Pacific Division, embracing Nevada, Arizona and California. Miss White had at various periods of her career been superintendent of nurses of the Knoxville (Tennessee) General Hospital; of the Merritt Hospital, Oakland, California, and head of the Baby Hospital of that City.
*Dock, Lavinia, et al. History of American Red Cross Nursing. (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1922). Available free for reading on-line or downloading at Google Books.