In celebration of National Nurses Week, we look back at photos from the Rush Archives from the nursing programs and hospitals that eventually became part of Rush University Medical Center.
A student nurse assists a young Presbyterian Hospital patient in this 1947 photo.
Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing capping ceremony, 1956
St. Luke’s Hospital nursing students, 1949
Presbyterian-St. Luke’s nursing students, 1966
Class of 1941, Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing
St. Luke’s School of Nursing Students, Schweppe Memorial Entrance, 1948
Nurses from St. Luke’s Hospital Training School for Nurses take a cocoa break in 1900
Nurses at St. Luke’s Hospital, 1951
Three nurses at work in the Presbyterian Hospital infant nursery around 1905. One nurse is bathing newborns, while two others prepare an incubator for a premature baby.
By Nathalie Wheaton
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center celebrated its 150th anniversary in 1987. Rush commemorated this milestone with parties, contests and branded merchandise.
In this photo, Rush President Leo M. Henikoff, MD, cuts a special cake for Rush’s sesquicentennial. Henikoff served as president from 1984 to 2002.
Rush University Medical Center’s oldest component, Rush Medical College, was chartered March 2, 1837, two days before the city of Chicago received its charter. That makes us older than Chicago and gives us plenty of history to share.
Rush’s 175th birthday party is March 2 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Armour Academic Center, room 994. Contact the Rush Archives to RSVP and for more information at email@example.com or (312) 942-7214
Nathalie Wheaton is assistant archivist in the Rush Archives. To learn more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Rush Archives web page or explore our collections.