Throwback Thursday – St. Mary’s Hospital Evansville, 1956

For Throwback Thursday, we present a series of pictures from St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville. In 1956 the Sisters moved into a new and expanded St. Mary’s, a process which required the efforts of Sisters, hospital staff, students from the St. Mary’s School of Nursing, a large number of lay workers, a fleet of moving vans, and Indiana Civil Defense personnel to provide security and direct traffic. In addition to beds, furniture, and equipment such as operating tables and x-ray machines, 97 patients were moved from the old hospital to the new. The local media reported that moving the patients was accomplished in under 2 hours and went “like clockwork”.

All images are used with permission of the Provincial Archives.

Workers gather outside the old St. Mary's Hospital prior to the start of the move

Workers gather outside the old St. Mary’s Hospital prior to the start of the move

Moving vans driving through the streets of Evansville, on their way to the new St. Mary's Hospital

Moving vans driving through the streets of Evansville, on their way to the new St. Mary’s Hospital

Story about the move from the Evansville PRESS.

Story about the move from the Evansville PRESS.

Sr. Justina Morgan, administrator of St. Mary's, addresses the workers following the successful completion of the move.

Sr. Justina Morgan, administrator of St. Mary’s, addresses the workers following the successful completion of the move.

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