This graphic and text are from a Jewish Hospital expansion fund pamphlet. Notice that the orbit of hospital employees surrounding the patient does not include administrators or billing specialists. How do the duties represented here compare to jobs in hospitals today?
The Micro Scoop newsletter was published by and for employees of Jewish Hospital. Newsletters included information about a diverse range of employees, special events, and changes in benefits.
Surgical Technicians in Training
Left to right: H. Anderson, B. Marshall, D. Dillon, A. Moody, and their instructor Alice Petry, R.N.
Orderlies in Equipment Room
Micro Scoop, November 1968
Service, another publication featuring stories about hospital employees and developments, was distributed to members of the Jewish Hospital Association.
Longtime Employee Bessie Bowman
Employee Holiday Party
The opening of the new Jewish Hospital provided a hopeful frontier not just for medical advancement, but also for Louisville residents seeking better career opportunities.
In the decades after 1955, Jewish Hospital offered a growing list of benefits to an increasingly diverse staff, including nurses and orderlies, housekeepers and laundry workers, and laboratory technicians. By 1970, the hospital offered scholarships, pension plans, health insurance benefits, and the possibility of upward mobility. On a daily basis, a community of employees—what Jewish Hospital called a “City within a City”— strove to uphold the mission of patient care through an inclusive work culture.