The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, September 25, 1952, St. Anthony's Hospital Magazine Supplement, Image 17

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    ‘Design Practical,
Near Perfection’
One of the principal speakers
at the St. Anthony’s hospital dedi
cation ceremonies will be Rev.
J. La Verne Jay of O’Neill; Meth
od i s t superintendent for the
northeast Nebraska district.
In an interview on the eve of
the hospital opening he expressed
great admiration for the hospital,
saying that perfection in practical
design and completeness in the
latest modern equipment assures
its success as a great asset to this
“It should mark ONeill,” the
Reverend said, “as an undisputed
health center in this area.”
Reverend Jay will vpeak at the
“I am honored to have a part
in ceremonies dedicating one of
O’Neill’s important institutions
for community welfare,” Rever
end Jay declared.
Reverend and Mrs. Jay came to
O’Neill June 14, 1951, from Alli
ance where he had been a resi
dent pastor for four years.
His new O’Neill district com
prises a territory extending from
Cherry county on the west to the
Missouri river on the east. Tiie
northern border is the South l)a
kota-Nebraska line.
Opportunity for
Contribution to Science—
It is probable more than so,
that in the years of medical and
scientific development yet to
come, St. Anthony’s or some
member or members of its staff
will offer contributions.
The possibility can hardly be
denied when it is considered
that not yet has the world found
answers to the most fundamental
questions of science. What is the
nature of the phenomenon called
life? Can gravitational and elec
tro-magnetic phenomena all be
embraced in one great law? What
is the ultimate nature of matter?
Neither has medicine produced
effective cures for the dread
reaper, cancer, or the seasonal
scourge of polio.
. . . Many great institutions se
lect for their patrons the per
son fitting the ideal of their
aim and purpose. The “Wonder
Worker of Padua” has been
chosen as the patron of O’Neill’s
new hospital, because, even in
his day, he was instrumental in
curing numerous sick persons
and working tirelessly among
the plague-stricken. Fernando
de Bouillon, the future St. An
thony, was born of noble par
ents. grandees of Portugal. He
first joined the Augustinian
friars, but after a short time
in the hope of becoming a mar
tyr for God, he procured per
mission to join the Franciscan
order, which at the time was
active in missionary work in
Africa. The Roman Catholic
church says his martyrdom,
however, was to consist in his
constant efforts in behalf of
souls who were led to a truly
Christian life through his own
Christ-like example and labors.
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Far Cry from ‘Doc’ Connley’s Day
LINCOLN — And now a modern hospital
opens its doors, makes available for the sick,
for the injured, for those needing medical and
nurse attention its facilities and its service. St
Anthony’s staff invites you to come to the open
ing of their medical center now provided this
community on Wednesday, Sep
tember 24. This after careful
planning now gives north cen
tral Nebraska a 37 - bed and
modern equipped hospital, lo
cated in O’Neill and easily
reached from all directions by
ran or pavea nignways.
St Anthony’s* is located in
a quiet section of the city in a
setting of natural charm and is
reached by concrete driveways.
It is the fruitage of community
effort and a federal grant and Romaine
represents a half-million-dollar Saunders
investment, which alone means much to O’Neill.
Sisters of one of the orders of the Catholic church,
trained especially in hospital work, and who will
manage the institution, is assurance to the com
munity of the best of care for all who go there
for medical treatment. The medical profession in
this territory no doubt is pleased to have an up
todate hospital available at all times.
It is now a far cry from the days when.)
“Doc” Connley and “Doc” Eisman rattled over the
prairie behind a pair of oroncs hastening to the
bedside, probably only a tick filled with hay, andi
left a few pills and a bottle of medicine for the
one groaning on the bed.
Whether it was a packing house, a flour
mill, a chicory factory, a new church 0$school*
a new courthouse or a fireproof shote!,- whfcm
O’Neill went after a thing of community interest
it was “put across.”
Congratulations to the promoters of St.
Florence Nightingale
—‘Lady of the Lamp’
Pioneer in the field of nursing
was the renowned Florence
Nightingale, English nurse and
hospital reformer, born in Flor
ence, Italy, and educated in Eng
land. She became interested in
hospitals and nursing at an ear
ly age and at 22 began a training
course at the Protestant Deacon
ess’s institute at Kaiserwerth,
After she had served as super
intendent of a hospital in Lon
don, she took a stafr of 38 wom
en to nurse the wounded during
the Crimean war. In four months
the death rate in the hospitals
was reduced from 42 percent to
two percent. She made her hos
pitals efficient but still found
time to go around the wards at
night with a lamp comforting
the sick.
She became widely known as
“The Lady of the Lamp.”
Extra copies of this magazine
are available.
Out of the night of a void keenly
Has arisen a light, like the sum
at mom,
No longer the suffering must;
wait with moan,
A new and great hospital has:
been born.
And it stands indestructably
Offering a hand to help and’
Majestic yet warm, opportune^
albeit late,
The magnificent new hospital’,
of O’Neill.
Electric Range
^"""""""""Only 30 inches wide
but the oven is large
enough to bake 6
pies at once, or roast
a 35-lb. turkey.
• Lifetime Porcelain finish
—inside and out
• Cook-Master Oven Clock
• 4 Radiantube 5-Speed
• Stainless Porcelain Top
• Full-width Storage
and Best Wishes to
Phone 114 O’Neill |
Congratulations I
to the People of ji
on Their New ||
St. Anthony’s Hospital
We are glad to be a Ipart of this enter
prising community and to help in its
growth and development. Establishment
of the St. Anthony’s Hospital here is an
outstanding accomplishment which adds
greatly to O’Neill and its surrounding jiij
territory. I
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Also, we congratulate the Sisters of St.
Francis upon the opportunity which this
splendid new hospital affords them to be |;
of inestimable service to the people of this
section of the Midwest.
Measured by telephone growth and de
velopment, also, O Neill is outstanding.
1 his year is the 50th anniversary of the
establishment of the first telephone ex
t: change in O’Neill. Telephone growth has
been especially rapid in the last ten years.
Since 1942, the number of telephones
| served by the O’Neill office has doubled, I
| going from 627 to 1,255. During this per
I " i°d, the average number of local calls a day
: has increased from 1,612 to about 3,700
| and long distance calls from 161 to 5 1 6.
: It is our constant aim to provide tele
I phone service which meets the needs of
this progressive community.
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