Announcements and awards
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Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award
The Mounds-Midway Alumni Association (MMAA) requests nominations for an alumni association award celebrating of the achievements of outstanding alumni who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and leadership. The award recognizes and celebrates those who are contributing to the mission of the MMSN and Alumni Association by contributing to their profession.
View complete nomination requirements.
Submit nominations to the Alumni Association Board no later than March 1, 2014
- By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or mail to: Mounds Midway Alumni Association, 1700 University Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104
A subgroup of the board will review nominations and recommend to the board the nominee selected for Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. The award winner will be announced at the annual May MMAA luncheon.
E-mail Carol Harms for more information.
Mounds-Midway Alumni Association scholoarship awards
The Mounds-Midway Alumni Association (MMAA) awards three scholarships annually, provided through the generosity of the alumni. The following scholarships are awarded each year to graduates of the Mounds-Midway School of Nursing.
- Two $1,000 awards
- Parish Nurse Program award
Awards are paid directly to the college, university or Parish Nurse program and are applied toward tuition only.
The 2013 scholarships were awarded at the Annual May MMAA luncheon.
About the school
From 1907 to 1983, 2,327 nurses graduated from the three-year Mounds-Midway School of Nursing diploma program. These nurses serve their mission of healing around the world. Many graduates served as cadets in World War II, as missionaries worldwide and in the military.
Mounds Park Hospital
In 1906, they broke ground for Mounds Park Sanitarium, and in 1909, the first class of nurses graduated from the Christian-based School of Nursing. Throughout the years, Mounds Park Hospital housed and educated nursing students and served the health care needs of St. Paul's east side community.
Midway Hospital served the Twin Cities for 70 years from 1927 to 1997. After closing the hospital, HealthEast transformed the building into a corporate tower housing an office building, a pain clinic, same day surgery and x-ray departments. The Nursing Museum, chapel and two conference rooms also reside on the first floor.
Preserving a great deal of nursing heritage, the Mounds-Midway School of Nursing Museum exhibits artifacts, documents and photos.
Exhibits focus on the history of the Mounds Park and Midway Hospitals and include authentic displays such as a patient's room set up with a crank bed, a lap table, a three-way metal and privacy screen and wooden wheelchair. Mannequins at the patient's bedside wear vintage nursing uniforms, including capes.
The museum features a beautiful quilt handmade by Midway Hospital employees that depicts the two Midway Hospital buildings, the four School of Nursing pins and special quilted squares from each department — a work of love and art.
It proudly displays the photos of the nursing school directors and faculty. Notice the many other interesting artifacts from days gone by such as surgical instruments, educational collections, yearbooks, photos, Florence Nightingale memorabilia, missionary and military cadet exhibits and artwork. Each year celebrates a special theme.
Gift items are for sale in the museum.
Nursing Museum location and hours
HealthEast Midway Campus
1700 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Hours: 1 to 4 pm
Second Tuesday of the month
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Mounds-Midway School of Nursing, we published This Cap of White, a book chronicling the story of an important institution that trained nurses and helped to providemedical care in St. Paul for more than 70 years. Order a copy. If you have any questions, contact Shirley Hubenette by phone (651-731-7687) or by e-mail.
If you need to obtain a copy of your transcripts, please call the HealthEast Benefits Service Center at 651-232-1575.
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