As we mark the twentieth memorial year of the September 11 terrorist attacks, remembrances of the tragedy continue to be told of the event and its aftermath.

The Twin Towers were in full view from St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village at 12th Street and 7th Avenue. Photographs taken outside the Hospital on that fateful day depict the medical staff awaiting casualties to arrive at the Hospital. The empty gurneys, wheelchairs and emergency room further illustrate the sorrow for those who went to work at One and Two World Trade Center on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, and never returned, and the many who made the ultimate sacrifice in their selfless service. We remember them all with love and gratitude.

The Sisters of Charity of New York opened St. Vincent’s Hospital, Manhattan, in 1849. From its initiation until its closure in 2010, they served as nurses, social workers, research scientists and administrators. The photographs presented are from the historical collection of St. Vincent’s Hospital, Manhattan, housed at the Archives of the Sisters of Charity of New York.

By Mindy Gordon, Archivist, Museum Director

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SVH’s doctors and nurses wait at Emergency and Ambulance entrances for casualties to arrive from the World Trade Center on September 11

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