Hospital Hill
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 03.469 W 121° 18.660
10T E 635283 N 4879681
The original location of the 1921 St Charles Hospital.
Waymark Code: WM9XB
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 04/04/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
Views: 26

Hospital Hill is located north of Franklin Ave, between Harriman and Lava, sign is located near Lava and Oregon.

Marker Name: B11 - Hospital Hill
Marker Text: A new chapter in Central Oregon medical care began when Father Luke Sheehan, of Bend’s St. Francis of Assisi church met Mother Superior Gertrude Moffit while on a ship returning from Ireland. Father Luke described the growing frontier town to Mother Superior and lamented the shortage of quality medical care. The Mother Superior was moved by the town’s plight and send several sisters to Bend to work in the small hospital. It wasn’t long before the town outgrew the hospital and in 1921, the original St. Charles Hospital opened here at Franklin Avenue and Lava Road.
Built: 1923
This Heritage Walk plaque was donated by Bend Title Company

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Historical Society

Marker Type: City

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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