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Photo c. 1958 courtesy of Rocky (Hazel Hillard) Bohlmann, firstname.lastname@example.org
9th & Barclay Streets
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|Presidents of the Board of Managers
|Superintendents||Major John A. Drew (Superintendent
since 1920 resigned in December 1924)
Joseph A. Hulme (formerly superintendent of Crozer Mill, Upland for 30 years. 1925- ?)
|Chief Surgeons:||George L.
Armitage, M.D. (1942)
Dr. Newton Wyman, chief of staff & surgery when the hospital closed in 1963.
|Superintendents of Nurses:||Mary E.
Reagan, R. N. (1942)
|Significant Historical Events||Chester Hospital was
incorporated 1883. The need for such a facility was recognized following the Jackson
Pyrotechnical Explosion on February 17, 1882. The building was completed in 1892,
and the hospital opened January 1, 1893.
William Berkheimer, 218 Wilson St., was admitted to Chester Hospital with a broken leg on December 31, 1892, the day before the hospital officially opened.
In 1925 a new Packard ambulance was presented to Chester Hospital by John P. Crozer of Upland.
A new 61-bed maternity building was dedicated September 1949.
The newest building, the East Wing, was built in 1949.
On June 1, 1963 Crozer Hospital took over administration. In July 1963 both hospitals signed an agreement of consolidation.
The hospital closed on Monday, June 27, 1966.
The last patient to leave the hospital on Tuesday June 28, 1966, was Anthony Feliziani. The final patients were transferred to Crozer-Chester Medical Center by the Franklin Rescue Squad.
The hospital building was demolished in 1971 and the "new" Chester High School was erected on this property.
|School of Nursing||The
School of Nurses was established in May 1893. There were 3 graduates the
Hospital School of Nursing brochure
Graduates from Chester Hospital 1933:
Graduates in 1947
Graduates from Chester in October 1949, (54th Commencement exercises):
Graduates from Chester Hospital Nurses School 1951
Last graduating class was September 1952
mother, Dr. Frances M.
Triboletti, was the first woman intern at Chester Hospital."
- Albert E. Smith, VMD, Dr. Frances M. Triboletti's son
"I was born in Old Chester Hospital. Our youngest daughter Deborah Bennett Smith Bailey was born in the new part in 1954.
"Does anyone remember the May Markets [pictures and story from May 1942] on the grounds of the Hospital - now the new CHS grounds? Ballons, chances on a car, lemon sticks, old book stalls, baked goods, attic treasures and many more. Of course it was held in May. Hope someone can fill in."
- Betty-Jane Bennett Smith, Smith9697@aol.com
|More Chester Hospital Pictures||Maternity
Charles B. Houston Memorial - Children's Hospital
The Nurses' Home - The gift of the late Mrs. J. Frank Black
The Margaret A. Houston Memorial - Operating Pavilion
© 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006 John A. Bullock III.
This page last updated 03/25/06