Keywords: Children's Hospital
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1909–1966 Location: Portland Clients: Children's Hospital; Salvation Army; University of Maine Law Sch Architect: Frederick A. Tompson
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1898–1899 Location: Durham Clients: Frank Weston Sanford; B, Peck Real Estate Company Architect: Coombs, Gibbs, and Wilkinson Architects
Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.
In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.
Throughout Maine’s history, individuals have worked to improve and expand medical care, not only for the health of those living in Maine, but for many around the world who need care and help.