SCN Ministry in African American Health Care

Posted by Kelly McDaniels

February 16, 2024

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Archival Center welcomes all to view our latest exhibit: “SCN Ministry in African American Health Care.” This exhibit showcases the Congregation’s dedication to serving the African American community in their health care ministries at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, KY; Holy Family Hospital, Ensley AL; as well as the Vincentian Sisters of Charity mission at St. Jude Hospital in Montgomery, AL. All are welcome to visit the Archival Center Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM and 1:00 PM-4:00 PM.

An SCN and nurse attend to the babies in the nursery in the “Colored Wing” at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, KY. Note the all-white habit worn by the SCNs working in health care.

Featured Image: A Vincentian Sister of Charity and hospital staff member prepare a patient for surgery at St. Jude Hospital in Montgomery, AL. Did you know that St. Jude Hospital was the first fully integrated hospital in the Southeast?

-Veronica Priest, Archives Assistant

3 Comments

  1. Eugenie Coakley, scna

    Thank you for posting these photos and historical text – it is good to learn!

    Reply
  2. Leena

    Thank You for sharing a small piece of history. It is always a pride and inspiration to realize how we have been sharing our lives with so much commitment and compassion.

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  3. Liz Field, SCNA

    Thank you! I love knowing our SCN history bite-size!

    Reply

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