Telfair Hospital for Females - Chatham County, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 32° 01.697 W 081° 06.034
17S E 490503 N 3543575
Quick Description: Established by Mary Telfair, this was the first hospital in Georgia dedicated exclusively to the care of women. Located in front of the hospital at 5353 Reynolds Avenue, Savannah, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/26/2012 1:45:22 PM
Waymark Code: WME2PA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Telfair Hospital for Females


In her will, Mary Telfair (1791-1875) provided for the establishment of a women´s hospital and also named the first president (Louise Gilmer) and six directresses to manage it. Originally located at the southwest corner of Drayton and New Houston (now Park Avenue) Streets, the Telfair Hospital for Females opened in 1886 as the first hospital in Georgia dedicated exclusively to the care of women. The hospital opened a children´s ward in 1896 and started one of the state´s first nursing schools in 1900. After years of financial struggles, the directresses finalized a merger with Candler Hospital on January 1, 1960. In 1980 a new facility was built at this location and the original Telfair building was sold.

2006.12 Erected by the Georgia Historical Society, 25-27
Telfair Directresses, and St. Joseph’s/Candler
Health System. Inc.


Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: GHS 25-27

Date: 2006

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Society, Telfair Directresses, and St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System. Inc.

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