Sewickley Valley Hospital School of Nursing History Exhibit Launches in Conjunction with National Nurses Week

Monday, April 29, 2019 | 8:20 AM


An exhibit of historical memorabilia from the Sewickley Valley Hospital School of Nursing, entitled “Celebrating Sewickley Valley Hospital School of Nursing: 97 Years of Educating Nurses,” will be on display at the Sewickley Valley Historical Society, located in the Old Sewickley Post Office, 200 Broad Street, Sewickley, Pennsylvania 15143, beginning on National Nurses’ Day, Monday, May 6 at noon and ending Wednesday, May 15. On opening day, a short program will be presented at 12:15 and 7 pm. followed by light refreshments.

The public is invited to join us for a trip down memory lane to 
reflect on the contributions that fostered the growth of a caring nursing profession in the region. Sewickley Valley Hospital School of Nursing opened in 1916 with one candidate, and closed its doors in 2013 graduating more than 2,200 nurses. The school’s faculty was committed to training students to give curative, professional care and treatment to the infirm. Competence and empathy were instilled to provide quality care. The current nursing shortage fueled the interest in mounting this historical retrospective to recognize the contributions of nurses yesterday and today, and their importance in the healthcare industry.
In addition to the exhibit at the Sewickley Valley Historical Society, sister exhibits will be on display at the Sewickley Library, 500 Thorn Street, Sewickley, during the month of May and at Explore Sewickley, 418 Beaver Street, Sewickley, May 4 to 9. More than 150 artifacts commemorating the school’s history will be on view. 
 
Marian Miller, Sewickley Valley Hospital School of Nursing graduate, Class of 1963, is heading up the effort.
 
The exhibits are made possible with assistance from the Sewickley Valley Historical Society, Sewickley Library and Explore Sewickley.

For more information, contact Marian Miller at 724.651.8234 or [email protected]