Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
St. Joseph Hospital
During the twentieth century, St. Joseph Hospital established its reputation as a leader in Texas health care. As a pioneer in the medical field, the hospital was among the earliest in the county or the state to: introduce pathology laboratory and x-ray equipment (1912); build a facility devoted to care for women and infants (1936); open a premature infant nursery (1943), coronary intensive care unit (1965) and community mental health center (1966); provide a neonatal transport service
St. Joseph Hospital served as a leader in the medical field by providing quality treatment for its patients. It also served as an important reminder of Houston’s early role as a medical center.
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13592.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
Location. 29° 44.851′ N, 95° 21.978′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of St Joseph Parkway and La Branch Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located within the Sisters of Charity Park near the St. Joseph Medical Center. The park gates are typically open from 8:00 am until dusk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 St Joseph Pkwy, Houston TX 77002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Apartments (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Houston (approx. half a mile away); Houston Fire Station No. 7 (approx. half a mile away); The Sheridan Apartments (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1,000 Houstonians Join the Navy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. Benjamin Jesse Covington and the Covington House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grand Court Order of Calanthe of Texas (approx. 0.7 miles away); Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.