Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Seneca Hospital's Memory Lane

The first hospital in Seneca Kansas was actually a ward located above a store on Seneca's Main Street. The following is taken from the booklet, "A History of Nemaha Valley Community Hospital, 1943-1989.

"At that time (1940), there was a small, privately owned hospital facility on the second florr of a Main Street building, but the services it could offer were limited. That hospital had been started a few years earlier by Dr. Conrad Barnes who was being assisted in its operation by Dr. Harry Gray and a small staff."

This small hospital ward served the community of Seneca until the Seneca hospital opened on September 14, 1943.

The original hospital ward was made possible thru the donations in memory of beloved relatives. These 'Memory Lane' donations were recorded on a roll. The original roll is part of the collection of the Nemaha County Historical Society.


Transcription of Memory Lane