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Archive for February, 2009

The Alumni Association of Akron City Hospital School of Nursing has joined the Summit Memory Project. The Association contributed a collection of images from the beginnings of the hospital and school in the late 19th century.

The Alumni Association was established in 1905, a short 10 years after the first two nurses graduated the nursing program of the then City Hospital of Akron.  It was established to care for the nurses when ill, to raise the standards of the school, and promote fellowship between the members.  Although the Akron City Hospital Idabelle Firestone School of Nursing (renamed in 1975) closed its doors in 1989, the Alumni Association continues to promote and provide opportunities for nursing education and professional advancement. The Historical Committee of the Alumni Association maintains a small museum in the Nurses Home at 41 Arch Street, Akron OH.

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