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Throwback Thursday: Memorial Hospital of Natrona County nurses of 1941

By Kristy Bleizeffer May 6, 2021

Nurses and nursing students marched across campus on May 11, 1941.

In honor of National Nurses Day, May 6, we're throwing back all the way to 1941 when our nurses posed in their pressed whites in front of Memorial Hospital of Natrona County.

We've grown a lot since then, both nurse numbers and square footage, but the mission of our nurses remains the same: To care for Casper, Natrona County and Wyoming with compassion, skill and grace.

National Nurses Day is the first day of National Nursing Week which ends on May 12 - Florence Nightingale’s birthday. The week was first observed in October 1954 to mark the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s pioneering work in the Crimean War.

Please take the time to stop a nurse in your life and thank them for their commitment to the people of this community.

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday is a series celebrating Wyoming Medical Center’s long and rich history in Natrona County. Special thanks to the Casper College Western History Center which archives the vast Wyoming Medical Center collection of newspaper articles, photographs and other memorabilia, and to "Wyoming Medical Center: A Centennial History" by Rebecca A. Hunt, Ph.D.