Provident Hospital

In 1891, Daniel Hale Williams, a well-known black surgeon and graduate of Chicago Medical College, organized Provident Hospital and Training School for Nurses at 29th and Dearborn in the Douglas Community Area on Chicago’s near south side. His aim was to provide this community with an institution of medical care in which African Americans would be welcome as patients and professionals. Williams attracted national attention in … Continue reading Provident Hospital

On This Day: Daniel Hale Williams

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams has an inspiring story.  He was born in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania on January 18, 1856.  Daniel was the eldest son of eight children.  Around the age of 10 his father died of tuberculosis. The family moved to Baltimore, Maryland to live with relatives. Daniel became a shoemaker’s apprentice. He disliked the work and returned to his family barbering business. Ultimately Daniel decided to pursue his education. He worked as an apprentice with Dr. … Continue reading On This Day: Daniel Hale Williams