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Germantown Hospital and Community Health Services records


Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing [Contact Us]Claire Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Boulevard, Floor 2U, Philadelphia, PA, 19104-4217

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In 1864, a group of prominent individuals and physicians of Germantown began discussing the possibility of a cottage hospital. These individuals included Mrs. Pauline E. Henry and her personal physician Dr. Owen Wistar. Germantown Hospital was incorporated in 1870 as a dispensary and hospital. It offered free advice and medicine, as well as nursing care at home or in the hospital for the poor of Germantown and the immediate vicinity. A School of Nursing opened in 1892. It became a three-year course in 1895. By 1908 there were 35 nurses in the training school. After a decline in the 1950s, the number of students rebounded. LaSalle College affiliated with the School of Nursing in 1969 to facilitate the degree-granting trend.

In 1902 the Nurses’ Alumnae Association was organized.

The Germantown Hospital School of Nursing was closed in 1998. In 1999 an announcement was made that the inpatient acute care patients of Germantown Hospital would be moved to Albert Einstein Medical Center and that the hospital premises would be used as a skilled nursing facility.

Gift of the Nurses Alumni Association of the Germantown Hospital and Medical Center, 2003.

This collection is unprocessed. A preliminary inventory is given here. Please contact the Center for more information.

University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Gail E. Farr, updated by Bethany Myers
Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted except for student nurse documents in Series 1.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Collection Inventory

Abel-Berger, 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0001
Berkery-Bulman, 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0002
Burch-Cooper, 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0003
Cooper-Door, 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0004
Dougherty-Finnegan, 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0005
Fischer-George, 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0006
George-Hanna, 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0007
Hansell-Housman, 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0008
Housman-Kellyl, 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0009
Kelly-Lazarine, 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0010
Leandri-McGowan, 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0011
McGarrigle-Messmer, 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0012
Mewert-O'Brien, 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0013
O'Brien-Powanda, 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0014
Powell-Rogers, 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0015
Rokahr-Shaw, 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0016
Shaw-Springer, 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0017
Stabilito-Towney, 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0018
Tranzilli-Weigel, 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0019
Weil-Young, 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0020
Young-Zynn; A-Z (miscellaneous), 1960s-1990s.
Box GH.0021
Inactive Students, 1900-1987.
Box GH.0022

Alumni Association Minutes/binders, 1920-1990.
Box GH.0023
NLN PA State Board information, circa 1970-1980.
Box GH.0024
Affiliating Agency Contracts.
Box GH.0025
Archival copies of Yearbooks, 1960-1980s.
Box GH.0026
Archival copies of Yearbooks, 1960-1989.
Box GH.0027
Yearbooks, 1920s-1960s.
Box GH.0028
Financial Reports, Correspondence, Artifacts and Memorabilia.
Box GH.0029
Archival copies of Yearbooks, 1920s-1950s.
Box GH.0030
Catalogues, announcements, handbooks, newsletters, commencement, invitations & programs, memorabilia.
Box GH.0031
Student Records (1920s-1940s); Procedural Protocol (1944); Gazette (1974-1975).
Box GH.0032

NCLEX Summary Profiles, 1989-1994, 1997 index (binders).
Box GH.0033
Faculty Organization Minutes, binders, 1980-1990.
Box GH.0034
Faculty Organization Minutes, binders, 1990-1993.
Box GH.0035
Annual Reports, 1995-1997; Faculty Manual binders, 1990s.
Box GH.0036
Curriculum Committee mintues (1990s); Evaluation & records minutes (1990s).
Box GH.0037
Faculty Organizaton minutes, 1990s.
Box GH.0038
Curriculum binders (1990s); revised course outlines; two-year curriculum; proposed curriculum changes (1986).
Box GH.0039

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