"Milestones in Nursing" Historic Marker
Sitting in front of the old Wishard Hospital (now the Nursing Museum) is this marker that recounts the milestones of Indianapolis's history of nursing. The dates range from 1859-1913. As the old Wishard Hospital grew older and hard to maintain, a new hospital was constructed just 1,300 feet away, so that further milestones in nursing and Indianapolis can continue to be made.
Backstory and Context
By the 21st century, a new hospital was needed. One that was sturdier, a bit bigger, and more modern. Rather than demolish the first hospital, it was preserved, while a new one was constructed nearby. This new hospital is called the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital, and it opened in 2013. The Eskenazi Hospital keeps Indianapolis's nursing history alive and its future bright.
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Brittany D. Kropf, “Indianapolis Flower Mission,” Discover Indiana, accessed March 3, 2017, http://indyhist.iupui.edu/items/show/18.