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Apr 6Liked by Jackie Dana

I worked at Forest Park Hospital from August 1999 until October 2005. What a great place to work! I was a surgical technician there and that was my first job. Everyone was great! The doctors, nurses, and even the secretaries! The operating room schedule was booming! We did everything from ENT, ortho, neuro, urology, and general surgery. On occasion, I would go to the surgery center to scrub eyes and hated it! But I learned so much and now I’m scrubbing eyes at my current job and it’s been a full circle moment for me! I learned so much now and I credit it to the nurses and techs and Forest Park Hospital

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Very interesting article! I was born at Firmin Desloge Hospital in 1955. Like me, I'm happy it's still standing!

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Informative story. I worked at Deaconess Hospital from 1970 to 1972 and still know people who worked there and/or graduated from their nursing school. I have a couple of stories about Deaconess at lewcamp35.substack.com. If you want more information let me know. Thanks for your work.

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The design and architecture of these buildings is stunning. It's a shame so many of them got torn down over time. Thanks for sharing the history!

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