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St. Vincent's Hospital - Birmingham, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 33° 30.571 W 086° 47.321
16S E 519626 N 3707794
Quick Description: The St. Vincent's Hospital historical marker is located at the intersection of St. Vincent's Drive and University Blvd South, in the median on St. Vincent's Drive.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 4/4/2017 4:53:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMVDDF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 4

Long Description:
The St. Vincent's Hospital historical marker is a metal Birmingham-Jefferson Historical Society marker with the society's seal at the top. The marker was placed by St. Vincent's Hospital and the Birmingham-Jefferson Historical Society.
Marker Name: St. Vincent's Hospital Birmingham Oldest Hospital

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Marker Text: Named for St. Vincent de Paul, founder of the Daughters of Charity in France in 1633, the hospital opened December 20, 1898 in the temporarily rented Henry F. DeBardelaben mansion at 206 15th Street South. Father Patrick A. O’Reilly founded the hospital together with Sisters Antonia, Benedicta, Patricia and Placida. Filling Birmingham’s desperate need for a hospital, the magnificent original building was dedicated on this site on November 29, 1900 at a cost of $223,000. The State’s first School of Nursing was founded here by Sister Chrysostom Moynahan, Alabama’s first Registered Nurse. The current facility was dedicated May 25, 1974. On December 5, 1997 the Women’s and Children’s Center and Bruno Conference Center were added.


Date Dedicated / Placed: 1999

Marker Number: None

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