Until the erection of the Municipal Colony, about ten years ago, victims of contagious diseases were cared for in St. Joseph's House, a small building erected in on the ground in the rear of the hospital. Private patients are also treated to the of several hundred. Probably there are few cities of its size that maintain more or better equipped agencies providing for the diverse needs of its peoples.
The hospital today is one of the best equipped in the whole country and holds the highest rank among similar institutions. The subject of erecting a new hospital in Trenton continued to be agitated from time to time, especially by Dr. Phillips, who took a great interest in the establishment of the hospital. Professional social workers representing some forty separate social-service organizations are combined in a society, the Social Workers Club, which holds stated meetings for the interchange of information and for the general benefit of its members.
It was first intended to erect the hospital at the corner of Market and Cooper Streets, where ground had already been secured for this purpose, but objection having been raised to this location as being unsuitable for the purpose, the present property was obtained in from Samuel K. The cornerstone of St. Francis' Hospital was laid on October 15,by the Right Rev. Monor Graelli, delegated by Bishop Bayley.
Owing to a lack of sufficient funds, building operations progressed slowly. Among those who in the early days gave their generous financial help to the Sisters were John Curran, Edward H. Stokes, Samuel K. Wilson and the Roebling family, the latter of whom has always been a generous benefactor of the institution, and such assistance has in many instances enabled it to meet its increasing needs.
A fine nurses' home was erected and other additions are now in course of construction. In the month of FebruaryMrs. Louisa Fisk widow of Harvey Fisk, Esq. Phillips thereupon addressed a circular letter to the corporation of the Trenton Hospital, and certain other persons interested in the enterprise.
Pyyntöäsi ei voi käsitellä
It is safe to say by this method alone over three million dollars for the permanent betterment of these institutions have been secured, all within the last decade. From to the present time the Legislature has made large appropriations for the erection of new buildings as the needs arose and for the repairing and modernizing of older structures.
Sister Mary Hyacintha, the venerable foundress of St. Francis' Hospital, came to Trenton in to take charge of a school mission on Front Street. In response to that letter, the following gentlemen met at the house of Dr. Phillips on the evening of March 8; Dr.
Phillips, the Right Rev. John Scarborough, D. John Dixon, D. THE following sketches of the charitable institutions and social agencies of Trenton do not include those exclusively connected with particular churches, but deal only with those of a public or semi-public character.
Outrage follows arrests in rape of 7-year-old new jersey girl
Francis' Hospital was the first hospital established in Trenton and for a long time it served both in that capacity and as a home for the aged and incurably afflicted. The medical director since has been Dr. Henry A.
The warden is Samuel T. The of inmates is about two thousand five hundred with a small army of attendants and trained nurses, for whose instruction the hospital maintains its own school. Victory Parade.
During the long history of Trenton many charitable organizations and public welfare associations have arisen and after functioning for a longer or shorter period have gone out of existence owing either to a change in conditions or the lack of public support. The new wing when completed will bring the of beds up to and private rooms to The he of the surgical department are Drs. Reddan, George N. Sommer and E. Of the medical department the he are Drs.
McGuire, W. Collier and E. Besides these there are some thirty other physicians and surgeons working in special departments connected with the hospital. In recent years particularly the citizens of Trenton have responded in a spirit of unbounded generosity to the needs of its larger institutions as evidenced by the successful public campaigns undertaken from time to time in their behalf. The first home was a modest little house located at Market and Cooper Streets. The hospital has a complete surgical plant and the Legislature has provided ample funds for research work.
The personnel of the officers connected with the various organizations may possibly have undergone some changes since the record was in type. During the year a handsome amusement room, capable of seating about four hundred, was finished; also, a large and commodious chapel, in which religious exercises are held every Sunday, when various clergymen, without regard to denominational preference, officiate.
A movement toward the establishment of a Protestant hospital of the allopathic school of treatment was made inwhen a certificate of organization of the "Trenton Hospital," bearing date of the nineteenth of November,was recorded in the office of the clerk of Mercer County.
There are beds in the old building and 29 private rooms. In a commission was appointed, chiefly through the earnest efforts of Dr. Lyndon A. Smith, of Essex, and Dr. Work was begun on the main building in Novemberand the hospital was opened for the reception of patients in May Numerous additions have been made from time to time to the original building. On of space it has not been possible to mention such except in two or three notable instances.
The institution is conducted by a board of seven managers appointed by the governor. As the work grew, Sister Hyacintha and her associates went forth to solicit funds until a sufficient amount was realized to erect what is now the central building of the present St. Francis' Hospital. Three teachers sisters accompanied her, who taught in St. Francis' School for several years. This institution is located on the left bank of the Delaware River, about two miles northwest of the City Hall.
The corporation thus formed never acquired any property, nor did the board of directors ever organize. The sun-parlor was subsequently converted into bedrooms because of the increased demand for accommodations.
More arrests expected: 'we're not finished'
While no patients were actually taken into the house, the sisters stationed there went out to care for the sick. In recent years two farms in the neighborhood of Trenton junction have been acquired thus adding two hundred and fifty acres to the ample grounds of the estate.
The institution possesses a library, one of the largest, if not the largest, in this country, connected with a hospital for the insane.
The information here given is derived in the main directly from the officials of the various organizations who in response to requests made by the compiler have kindly furnished the facts concerning their respective institutions and societies. Thus the Y. Francis, Mercer, McKinley and the Orthopaedic Hospitals have also benefited greatly from similar campaigns. It will be seen from a perusal of this section that Trenton is singularly fortunate in possessing so many strong institutions ministering in various ways to the public welfare.
The library now consists of about four thousand volumes, and is the result of the bequest of a former nurse Anne Robinsonwho by will bequeathed her earnings for several years as a nurse and attendant in the hospital. The books are accessible to all members of the household.
The chapel is capable of seating about five hundred patients. The hospital was dedicated by Bishop Corrigan of Newark; May 31, Subsequently an addition containing rooms and a new chapel was erected by Sister M. Recently, while Sister M. Fulgentia was superior, new wings and a sun-parlor were built.
Joseph F. Ribsam, honorary president; Mrs. Sommer, president; Mrs. Martin W. Reddan, first vice-president; Mrs. Bertha Block, second vice-president; Mrs. Bentley H. Pope, third vice-president; Mrs. Anita Stephan, secretary; Mrs. Richard Waller, treasurer; and Mrs. Ferdinand Convery, assistant treasurer.