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  First Catholic Hospital in the United States Opens
Brief Description:  Funded by John Mullanphy, a wealthy Irish immigrant and businessman who helped found the Erin benevolent Society, The Mullanphey Hospital opened in 1928. The hospital was operated by the Daughters of Charity religious order, making it the first Catholic hospital in the United States. It was also the first hospital in the country to be run by women. Mullanphy donated the ground for the hospital, as well as two adjacent houses. he also provided several other houses for rent revenue to help fund the hospital. On November 26, 1828, the hospital received its first patients. The sisters took care of anyone who was sick, regardless of race or ability to pay.
Year:  1828
Decade:  1820 - 1829
Beginning Date:     Nov. 26, 1828

Mullanphy, John

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