Historical marker honors our heritage

“The first baby camp in the Southwest and third in the country opened on April 6, 1913 on the campus of the Parkland Hospital and was originally housed in four tents supplied by the American Red Cross.”

“The first baby camp in the Southwest and third in the country opened on April 6, 1913 on the campus of the Parkland Hospital and was originally housed in four tents supplied by the American Red Cross.”

On June 28, we unveiled our Texas Historical Commission historical marker at the site of Dallas Baby Camp, the precursor to Children’s Medical Center, on the Old Parkland campus.

The marker pays tribute to the group of nurses, led by May Forster Smith, who in 1913 organized the Dallas Baby Camp, an open-air clinic on the lawn of the old Parkland Hospital.

The ceremony included several special guests, including Bobbie Carr, the oldest living Children’s patient who was a patient of May Smith’s at the Dallas Baby Camp. H. Leslie Moore, M.D., was also at the ceremony. Dr. Moore is a third generation Dallas pediatrician, and his great grandfather, the very first pediatrician in Dallas, worked at the Dallas Baby Camp.

Take a look at our photo gallery below to see more from the dedication ceremony and Bobbie Carr’s visit to the Centennial display located just inside the main entrance to Children’s.

 

The historical marker is unveiled by (from left) H. Leslie Moore, M.D., Bobbie Carr, 8-year-old patient Jude Cobler, Mary Stowe, RN, MS, NEA-BC, VP and Chief Nursing Officer at Children’s, and Christopher J. Durovich, President and CEO of Children’s

Bobbie Carr looks at the statue of May Smith holding a baby that is located near the historical marker at the site of the Dallas Baby Camp.

Bobbie Carr, the oldest living Children’s patient, poses in front of the Centennial exhibit in the Tower D Lobby just inside the entrance of Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

Suzette Rivera, manager, Guest Relations, pushes Bobbie Carr through the Centennial exhibit at the Dallas campus.

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