Union Hospital (Indiana)

Union Hospital is a not-for-profit healthcare system in west central Indiana. Its main facility is in Terre Haute, Indiana.[1]

Union Hospital (Indiana)
Union Hospital Indiana Logo.jpg
Geography
Location1606 N 7th St, Terre Haute, IN 47804, Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Coordinates39°29′09″N 87°24′26″W / 39.485850°N 87.407107°W / 39.485850; -87.407107Coordinates: 39°29′09″N 87°24′26″W / 39.485850°N 87.407107°W / 39.485850; -87.407107
Organization
FundingNon-profit hospital
TypeTeaching
Affiliated universityNone
History
Opened1892
Links
Websitehttp://myunionhospital.org
ListsHospitals in Indiana

HistoryEdit

Union Hospital was founded August 11, 1892 as the Terre Haute Sanitarium by Dr. Benjamin F. Swafford and Dr. Leo J. Weinstein. The name was changed in 1895 to Union Home for Invalids after the two doctors donated half of their holdings to a group of citizens of various Protestant and Jewish backgrounds.[2]

In 1900 a nurse named Sister Johanna M Baur, superintendent of the building, organized a Training School for Nurses, which would graduate more than nine hundred nurses before it closed in 1965. The school also collaborated to train nursing students from Indiana State University.

Union Hospital began managing the Vermillion County Hospital in Clinton, Indiana, in 1996 with the encouragement of the Indiana State Department of Health, renaming the hospital Union Hospital Clinton.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About Union Hospital". Retrieved 2013-06-18.
  2. ^ "Union Hospital History". Retrieved 2013-06-18.