Centennial Exhibit at Children’s Medical Center

The key theme of our Centennial Exhibit is the realization of the vision articulated for Children’s by our founder, Nurse May Smith.

Her vision was made possible only through the dedication of the Dallas community to provide health care for all children – regardless of ability to pay. Check out the photo gallery to view pictures of the exhibit and read the post by our archivist, Mary Hayes, who was integral in making the exhibit come to life.

The timeline display begins with Nurse Smith’s prediction that the Dallas Baby Camp would be a “great hospital one day.”

Next, we move through the evolution of Children’s from a community hospital to an academic medical center to one of the nation’s leading pediatric academic medical centers.

Nurse Smith’s vision comes full circle in the “Boundless Potential” display with the video, A Letter to Nurse Smith.

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Elizabeth Heyne, PA from the Low Birth Weight Clinic, views a video in the “Medical Milestones” display.

Stanley Lawson and David Brainard, Engineering employees at Children’s, review the timeline of the Centennial Exhibit.

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