National Hospital Day, 1944

On Friday, May 12, 1944, hospitals in Tacoma and around the country observed National Hospital Day.This photograph was taken in the surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital and shows (l to r) Mrs. Darlene St. Onge, supervisor of surgery; U.S. Cadet Nurse Patricia Richards; Dr. R. Merrick; U.S. Cadet Nurse Eldoris Miller, and Lucille Edwards. Tacoma General and St. Joseph's were both learning hospitals for the U.S. Nurse Cadet Corps during World War II.