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Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, October 20, 2016
1. Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital Marker
Inscription.  The 1938 Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital was the first facility offering comprehensive medical care and professional medical education for African-Americans in Winston-Salem. Prompted by petitions to Mayor W.T. Wilson, William Neal Reynolds and The Duke Endowment provided construction funds and stipulated that it solely serve the African-American community. With more than 100 beds and a school of nursing, the hospital was named for Reynolds's wife, Kate Gertrude Bitting Reynolds, and was affectionately known as the "Katie B." In 1941, Reynolds funded a 90-bed addition, reportedly making it the third largest hospital for African-Americans in the United States. The Katie B. provided outstanding care for 32 years. It was replaced by Reynolds Memorial Hospital in 1970.
 
Erected 2012 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
 
Location. 36° 6.143′ N, 80° 13.865′ W. Marker
Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, October 20, 2016
2. Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital Marker
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is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of North Cleveland Avenue and 7th Street, on the right when traveling south on North Cleveland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. East Winston Library (a few steps from this marker); Winston Mutual Life Insurance Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winston-Salem Chapter of the Black Panther Party (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tobacco Unionism (approx. ¼ mile away); Phi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (approx. ¼ mile away); R.J.R. Labor Strikes (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belews Street Neighborhood (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reynoldstown Historic District (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, October 20, 2016
3. Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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