Hospital Damas

Hospital Damas, formerly called Santo Asilo de Damas, is a 331-bed teaching hospital[5] in Ponce, Puerto Rico.[1]

Hospital Damas
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Hospital Damas, Ponce By-pass, Barrio Canas Urbano, Ponce, PR (DSC05042).jpg
Hospital Damas, on the Ponce By-pass, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Geography
LocationPonce, Puerto Rico
Coordinates17°59′49.68″N 66°37′03.98″W / 17.9971333°N 66.6177722°W / 17.9971333; -66.6177722Coordinates: 17°59′49.68″N 66°37′03.98″W / 17.9971333°N 66.6177722°W / 17.9971333; -66.6177722
Organisation
FundingNon-profit hospital
TypeTeaching
Services
Beds331[1][2]
History
Opened1863[1][3][4]
Links
Websitehttp://www.hospitaldamas.com/
ListsHospitals in Puerto Rico

HistoryEdit

Hospital Damas was founded in 1863[1] as Santo Asilo de Damas by Sister Francisca Paz Cabrera, and it was attended to by the group known as Siervas de Maria (Servants of Mary) since 1891.[6][3] The 1913 work by Eduardo Neumann Gandia states that the name of the group of ladies that founded the institution and who cared for the sick as well was Asociación de Señoras Damas del Santo Asilo de Ponce, roughly "Association of Gentle Ladies of the Holy Asylum of Ponce".[7]

The hospital was located in downtown Ponce, but on 6 May 1973 it moved to its current location at a new 10-story tower on the north side of the Ponce By-Pass.[8] The original location of Damas, as the current hospital is commonly called, is now home to Parque Urbano Dora Colón Clavell.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Premio nacional para el Hospital Damas. Marie Estela Cestero. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  2. ^ HOSPITAL DAMAS INC - PONCE, PR. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  3. ^ a b Trasfondo Historico de la Enfermeria en Puerto Rico. Archived 16 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine Maritza Acevedo. Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez. Page 22. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  4. ^ Legislacion Ultramarina, Volume 2. Joaquín Rodríguez San Pedro. Madrid. 1865. Page 201. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  5. ^ Teaching Hospitals in the United States by state. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  6. ^ Gerardo Alberto Hernández-Aponte, La salud y la labor social: ministerio de las Siervas de María Ministras de los Enfermos en Puerto Rico (1887-1921). Con prólogo de Norma Valle. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, 2013, pp. 51-55.
  7. ^ Eduardo Neuman Gandia. Verdadera y Autentica Historia de la Ciudad de Ponce. 1913. Reprinted 1987. p. 109.
  8. ^ Nuestra Historia.[permanent dead link] Hospital Damas. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  9. ^ Carmelo Rosario Natal. Ponce En Su Historia Moderna: 1945-2002. Published by Secretaría de Cultura y Turismo of the Government of the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 2003. p. 253.

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