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
What a sad day for our country. St Vincent’s was a wonderful hospital. It is devastating to think it is no longer there to serve that wonderful community.
Yes, Madeline St Vincent’s was home to the community in every way.
I cherish the time I
trained and worked there as a nurse.
God bless America and keep us safe.
Barbara Rossi Meaney
Thank you. What a heartache as you waited and so few casualties arrived. Bless your efforts
We were a family. I don’t think any hospital can compare to the love and bond we had for each other. How I miss those days. If anyone has any pictures from that tragic day, I would greatly appreciate it if you can email them to me. I am an RN and worked in the O.R since 1989
Abundant Blessings are prayed for Sisters & Staff
for their care of the sick & dying & their families
My thoughts, prayers & gratitude go out to the Sisters of Charity on the Feast Day of St. Vincent de Paul. I am so grateful to the Sisters for the education I received at St. Vincent’s School of Nursing, Class of ‘65 & for the 45 years I worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital. I am so blessed to have shared in the Mission of caring for the poor.