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Mercy Hospital - School of Nursing Class Photos

In 1965, all of the nursing school facilities were consolidated into their St. John Street location, creating one space for classrooms, a library…

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Mercy Hospital - School of Nursing Candid Photography

Mercy continually received praise for the quality of its nursing program. A grateful patient writing in 1967 singled out “Miss Cyr Junior Student”…

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Mercy Hospital - School of Nursing - Page 2 of 3

“The ‘MODERN NURSE’ is an educated nurse,” Osborne emphasized, “and if we wish to be considered a modern nurse, let us not forget to study.” To that…

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Mercy Hospital - School of Nursing - Page 3 of 3

Mercy Hospital nursing students, Portland, 1961Item Contributed byMercy Hospital The nursing school became a hub of activity for both lay students…

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Mercy Hospital - School of Nursing - Page 1 of 3

Maine nurses participated in this process, and in 1914 the Maine State Nurses Association was incorporated.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Education

… school system begged the town to hire a School Nurse and Doctor to help keep the school population healthy.

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Mercy Hospital - People of Mercy - Page 1 of 2

… for both hospital nursing service and nursing education, she assumed chairmanship at Saint Joseph’s College to establish their nursing department…

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Mercy Hospital - Mercy Stories

… other stories relating to Maine, click here Nursing at Mercy Hospital during WWII A story by Roberta Loring Working at Mercy, a…

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Mercy Hospital - People of Mercy - Page 2 of 2

… Bangorian, she enrolled in Mercy Hospital’s first nursing class in 1943, acquiring her R.N. in 1946.

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Mercy Hospital - Founding of Mercy

Demand for trained nurses led to the opening of the Training School for Nurses of the Queen’s Hospital in 1920.

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Mercy Hospital - Mercy & the Community

Nurse Corps with recruitment. In 1947, an emergency struck closer to home. Known as the Great Fires of 1947, a series of blazes from York County to…

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Mercy Hospital - Growth & Expansion - Page 1 of 2

… the 140 students then enrolled in the School of Nursing. The new expansion was formally dedicated on March 18 and 19, 1943 by Bishop McCarthy.

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Mercy Hospital - Growth & Expansion - Page 2 of 2

By the mid-1960s, cardiac training for nurses included work with defibrillators. By 1965, Mercy had expanded from 25 beds to 285.

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Mercy Hospital - Sisters of Mercy

… – Catholic and Protestant – to assist her to educate young children and girls, visit the poor and care for the sick in their homes, as well as to…

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Mercy Hospital - McAuley Residence

… children, and the other was the availability of educational and employment resources, public transportation, and social services.

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Mercy Hospital - Portland Hospitals Before Mercy

Portland Hospitals Before Mercy Text contributions from Ian Saxine, MHS Historian. Items courtesy of Maine Memory and Maine Medical Center Archive.

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Mercy Hospital - 100 Years of Mercy Hospital

100 Years of Mercy Hospital Text contributed by Mercy Hospital and Ian Saxine, MHS Historian. Queen's Hospital administration building…

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Mercy Hospital - The Spanish Flu

The Spanish Flu Text contributions from Ian Saxine, MHS Historian. Items courtesy of Mercy Hospital and Maine Memory Network.

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Mercy Hospital - From Queen's to Mercy

From Queen's to Mercy A 1941 capital funds campaign pamphlet for the construction of the new Mercy Hospital.

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Mt. Desert Island Hospital

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Carolyn Stone, Farmington State Normal School, 1928

She also served as the school nurse until 1928. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Caring For Our Families and Friends

Record of payment to the town’s nurses stops in the late 1970s. Irene Kent served as town nurse from 1951 until 1957 and again from 1967 until 1972.

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Kennebec Valley Community College Archive

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Carolyn Stone

She retired from the position of school nurse in 1928, when a professional nursing graduate was hired at her insistence.