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Good Samaritan Hospital nurse Nancy Hendricks, 1946

Posted on April 23, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

Nancy Hendricks, a 20-year-old nurse, worked 3 to 11pm each day in the emergency room at Good Samaritan hospital, which she found excitement, humor and tragedy as she came in contact with a cross-section of humanity, all part of the daily routine. Hendricks, from Owensboro, was the subject of a feature story in the April 21, 1946 Herald-Leader. She had finished her 3-year training period at Good Samaritan hospital in March and then asked for regular duty in the emergency room. Her mother was a nurse and a nursing career was always her ambition. In the future she said she would like to specialize in psychiatry noting that emergency room duty provided good training for the field. Published in the Herald-Leader April 21, 1946. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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