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St. Joseph's Hospital

 
 
St. Joseph's Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 10, 2010
1. St. Joseph's Hospital Marker
Inscription. In 1841, under the inspiration of Sister Catherine McAuley of Dublin, Ireland, a group of Sisters of Mercy came to the United States to establish infirmaries and schools to minister to the poor and sick immigrants. In 1845, the Sisters of Mercy came to Savannah and established St. Vincent's Academy, a private secondary school for girls. During the Civil War, the Sisters were involved in the fight against yellow fever, a disease that took the lives of many residents. In 1875, five sisters assumed responsibility for the Marine Hospital at East Broad and Gordon Streets, tending to sick seamen and the poor. In 1876, the hospital moved to the former Savannah Medical College at Habersham and Taylor Streets and the name was changed to St. Joseph's Infirmary. When the first addition was erected in 1901, the name was changed to St. Joseph's Hospital. In 1902, St. Joseph's School of Nursing opened and the first nurse graduated in 1905. In 1970, under the guidance of Sister Mary Cornile Dulohery, the hospital moved to this site on Mercy Boulevard. In 1997, the hospital entered a joint operating agreement with Candler Hospital, forming St. Joseph's/Candler Health System.
 
Erected 2003 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 25-94.)
 
Marker series. This
St. Joseph's Hospital Marker (2014) image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, March 10, 2014
2. St. Joseph's Hospital Marker (2014)
marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 59.137′ N, 81° 9.29′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Mercy Blvd., on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located between Abercorn Street (State Road 204) and McAuley Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31419, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Bluff Meeting House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Nicholsonboro (approx. 2 miles away); Vernonburg (approx. 2.2 miles away); Capture of the USS "Water Witch" (approx. 2.2 miles away); Haven Home Industrial Training School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pin Point Community (approx. 3.8 miles away); Brick Pillar (approx. 3.9 miles away); Bethesda (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
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St. Joseph's Hospital Marker, at the front door image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 10, 2010
3. St. Joseph's Hospital Marker, at the front door
St. Joseph's Hospital and Marker , bottom center image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 22, 2010
4. St. Joseph's Hospital and Marker , bottom center
St. Joseph's Hospital driveway at Mercy Blvd image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 22, 2010
5. St. Joseph's Hospital driveway at Mercy Blvd
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 957 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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