Fort Scott in Bourbon County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Mercy Hospital Cross
In memory of
John F. Benage, MD
The cross was originally donated by
Dr. and Mrs. Benage
To Mercy Hospital in 1989
"The cross should be a sign of hope and not of despair.
It reminds us that Jesus Christ should be at the very center of our lives."
John F. Benage MD
Erected 2003 by Mercy Hospital.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Science & Medicine. A significant historical month for this entry is June 2003.
Location. 37° 48.354′ N, 94° 42.466′ W. Marker is in Fort Scott, Kansas, in Bourbon County. Marker is on Woodland Hills Blvd (Mercy Hospital Entrance Dr) west of U.S. 69, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Woodland Hills Blvd, Fort Scott KS 66701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gordon Parks Homecoming (approx. 0.8 miles away); Combat Infantrymen (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Scott National Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jeannette Huntington WareIn Memory of The Soldiers (approx. 1.4 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Scott National Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); David Lee Regan (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Scott.
More about this marker. The cross was originally placed at the "old" Mercy Hospital and moved to the new campus in 2003.
Also see . . . "Mercy, 125 years of health care in Fort Scott" (Nevada Daily Mail, 2011). (Submitted on November 9, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.