A Social History of St. Francis Hospital, Jersey City From 1864 to 1914
Background of the Study. Today St. Francis Hospital is assured of its place among the hospitals of the United States. It has stood the test of time, proved its worth, its capacity for improvement and growth to keep apace with science in the field of medicine and surgery. In 1864, it was little more than hope in the hearts of a priest and four members of the Congregation of the Poor of St. Francis. In 1949, this church-owned general hospital witnessed an average intake of 140 patients, with 4,133 patients admitted over the year’s time. In the first year of its existence, only 25 patients could be accommodated in the little frame house. To operate the hospital efficiently at the present time a personnel of 196 is needed in contrast to the handful who tended the sick in Civil War Days.
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Norton, Helen Gertrude, "A Social History of St. Francis Hospital, Jersey City From 1864 to 1914" (1950). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30725043.