Telfair Hospital for Females

Telfair Hospital for Females (HMADI)

Location: Savannah, GA 31405 Chatham County
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N 32° 1.698', W 81° 6.045'

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In her will, Mary Telfair (1791-1875) provided for the establishment of a women's hospital and also named the first president (Louise Gilmer) and six directresses to manage it. Originally located at the southwest corner of Drayton and New Houston (now Park Avenue) Streets, the Telfair Hospital for Females opened in 1886 as the first hospital in Georgia dedicated exclusively to the care of women. The hospital opened a children's ward in 1896 and started one of the state's first nursing schools in 1900. After years of financial struggles, the directresses finalized a merger with Candler Hospital on January 1, 1960. In 1980 a new facility was built at this location and the original Telfair building was sold.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number25-27
Year Placed2006
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, Welfare Directresses and St. Joseph/ Candler Health System, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 6:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490486 N 3543576
Decimal Degrees32.02830000, -81.10075000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 1.698', W 81° 6.045'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 1' 41.88" N, 81° 6' 2.70" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5353 Reynolds St, Savannah GA 31405, US
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