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CMC, CHMC, Christ Medical Center, Evangelical Deaconess Hospital, organizational history


Oak Lawn, IL: This 1906-1996 overview of Christ Medical Center history includes milestones, patient numbers, and budget statistics from the first 100 years of CHMC history.

Interesting pieces include:

  • Water fights among student nurses were a tradition at Chicago's Evangelical Deaconess Nursing School in the early 1900's
  • In 1911 income was $3,553,51 compared to 1923 at $133,141.15
  • In 1933 nurses received $25 per week for 6.5 days of work
  • The Oak Lawn land was purchased in 1955. The property was formerly a drive-in.
  • In 1972 the original Evangelical Deaconess Hospital was sold to the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church.
  • School of Nursing closed in 1988.




Please credit Advocate Aurora Health as the source of this material.

Christ Hospital and Medical Center History: 1906-1996



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