Remember St. Clare's

1960s - Pathway to Progress

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The 60s began with plans for a debutantes’ ball under the auspices of St. Clare’s Hospital Advisory Board and the Auxiliary. The hospital’s school of X-ray Technology was growing and would graduate nine students who completed the accelerated two year course.

Show Time, 1962, a musical-variety show featuring hospital employees and medical staff, was held at Bishop Gibbons High School to benefit the St. Clare’s Medical Education and Research Fund. Tickets were $1.50 for adults; 75 cents for children under age 14.

Construction began on the new interns’ residency and education building adjacent to the hospital’s West Wing. It was named the Msgr. Keane Pavilion in recognition of the dedication and service of the Rt. Rev. William C. Keane, a driving force behind the creation of St. Clare’s.

Midway through the decade, plans were outlined for a $4 million expansion project to add more medical-surgical beds and the hospital’s new half-million dollar emergency power system was completed.

In 1968, Jerome G. Stewart was named associate administrator and would, the following year, assume the post of chief executive following the retirement of Sister Bonavita. He was the first lay administrator in the hospital’s history.

The theme for National Hospital Week in 1969 was Pathway to Progress in Community Health. It was observed at St. Clare’s, May 11 -17.

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