There are some big names in the above photo. Many old time residents will remember these doctors fondly.
This postcard comes from the Brinsmade collection and will probably be added to the Louisiana Digital Library database. I don't know the time period for this one, but I would guess the teens to the early twenties. Look at the flag's star field. This was before Alaska and Hawaii became states. One of the curbs … Continue reading Early Postcards of St. Francis Hospital
Meet Mother Marie deBethany Crowley, foundress of the hospital. I don't know anything about her. Need to do some research!
Don't be alarmed by the name. In the early days, this is what hospitals were once called.
St. Francis was once a training hospital. Lots of nurses received a diploma like this one.
Please meet little miss Beverly Louise Gimler! Isn't she just a doll!
I like this one! It shows Governor Noe and his wife Anna Gray taking the hospital sisters on a ride on his Yacht Noe's Ark.
This is an original nursing uniform worn by a St. Francis nurse. Looks uncomfortable to me!
Father Enaut lived and worked in Monroe most of his life. He took over duties as Priest of St. Matthew church when Father Gergeaud died in the 1870s. He saw a need for a hospital and donated his own land and money to start one.