Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

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In 1883, a group of women, concerned about conditions for children in Cincinnati's hospitals, proposed establishing a hospital for children. The hospital was incorporated in November 1883 and opened a few months later in a rented three-bedroom house. The hospital admitted 38 children in its first year, and Episcopal bishop Thomas Jaggar, president of the board of trustees, reported that it offered its young patients "the best medical and surgical treatment" as well as "the tenderest care"—a description as true today as it was 125 years ago. From its modest beginnings, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has become one of the nation's most distinguished centers for pediatric care, research, and education. It is a trusted resource in Greater Cincinnati and a national and international referral center. Scientists at Cincinnati Children's have made research contributions that have advanced pediatric medicine at home and around the world.
ISBN: 9780738561967
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Beatrice Katz, Ph.D., has chronicled Cincinnati Children's history over the last 23 years as a writer in the hospital's marketing and communications department. She worked with longtime hospital employees and leaders to compile this fascinating history of the journey that took Cincinnati Children's from a small house to an international leader in pediatric care.
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