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Saint Marys Hospital -- Early Years
 
Saint Marys Hospital -- Early Years

When Saint Marys Hospital opened in 1889 it had the capacity to serve 27 patients; however, the hospital had only a dozen beds, several without mattresses. It was some time before additional beds would be available, and the sisters who worked at Saint Marys often gave up their own beds to make space for patients. Today, Saint Marys can accommodate more than 1,150 patients.

This artifact appears with the following story:
1883-1889 Partnering with Sisters of Saint Francis
Reluctantly collaborating to build a new hospital.

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