Class of 1959
We, the Class of 1959, celebrated our 50th class reunion on April 24 and 25, 2009. This blog is about sharing memories of our class reunions and a long ago life at our Alma Mater's, S.F.X.A. and S.A.H.S. Good memories of days gone by but not forgotten! A gift to my classmates. ~Marian Love Phillips ~
Sunday, June 06, 2010
HEALING MINISTRY GROWS
Mercy Regional Medical Center, 1986
In 1942, the Sisters of Mercy were asked to assume ownership of the Vicksburg Sanitarium, a hospital founded in 1900 by Dr. Donald P. Street and his two brothers and commonly known as the Street Sanitarium. This they did on September 1, 1943, changing the name to Mercy Hospital - - Street Memorial.
The first administrator was Sister Mary Hildegarde Schuman, a native of Vicksburg. In 1946 it became the official state center for the care of children stricken by polio.
The building at Monroe and Crawford Streets proved inadequate and ground was broken in 1955 for a new modern hospital on Grove Street. This new facility opened on May 17, 1957.
Now known as Mercy Regional Medical Center, the hospital provides a wide range of medical services for wet central Mississippi and Northeast Louisiana. (To be continued)