Indianapolis in Marion County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Milestones in Nursing
1861–1865. The first patients were admitted when the facility was opened as a Military Hospital by Governor Oliver P. Morton. Sister Athanasius Fogarty and other Sisters of Providence supplied the nursing care. John M. Kitchen, M.D., was chief medical officer. Henry M. Wishard, M.D., was resident surgeon.
1883. Professional nursing in Indiana was born with founding at City Hospital of the Flower Mission Training School for Nurses, Indiana’s oldest school of nursing. Superintendent of the hospital was William N. Wishard, M.D. Margaret Iddings was the first graduate. Other early graduates organized training schools in the Midwest and West and in Honolulu.
1891. Upon graduation from the training school Mae D. Currie ’91 joined the staff of the Flower Mission Society to initiate professional home care for the sick poor in Indianapolis.
1913. Founding of the Public Health Nursing Association of Indianapolis by Abbie Hunt Bryce. Two fruitful years as superintendent of the Flower Mission Training School, 1885-1887, were followed by a lifetime of concern for every phase of nursing.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 46.858′ N, 86° 10.584′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is on West 10th Street. Touch for map. Located at the Nursing Museum entrance, Wishard Hospital. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 W 10th St, Indianapolis IN 46202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crispus Attucks High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Indiana Avenue (approx. 0.7 miles away); USS Indianapolis CA-35 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Isaac Blackford (approx. ¾ mile away); Bulgarian Orthodox Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Camp Sullivan (Military Park) (approx. 0.8 miles away); Civil War Training Camp (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
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