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.