1910 to 1929

Hospital Care Expands

The options for patients needing hospital care in Dallas expanded dramatically from 1910 to 1929. In 1913, Parkland moved into a new brick building, which replaced its inadequate wood-frame building. That same year, a public health nurse started a “Baby Camp” on Parkland’s wooded grounds to care for sick infants from impoverished families. In 1914, Parkland started a nursing school to provide nurses to staff the city’s growing number of hospital beds. Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children opened in 1921, with a chief surgeon who had learned orthopedic surgery on the battlefields of World War I. Methodist Hospital of Dallas opened in 1927, after several years of planning and fund-raising. Also in 1927, St. Paul changed its name from “Sanitarium” to “Hospital.”