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Nurse Edith Broadway and the History of Morehead City Hospitals

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Dr. Ben Royal started the first Morehead City hospital with support from the U.S. Public Health Service and local community members. Edith Broadway was hired as a nurse in 1912 to assist with operations. Her work, however, far exceeded her title. Broadway and Royal worked tirelessly to assist residents of Morehead City and surrounding areas; beginning with only seven beds, the duo worked to expand service to eighteen patients. Following the flu epidemic of 1918, Royal and Broadway continued to raise funds for a larger, more adequate facility. Their work manifested in a new building and improved medical facilities. The two worked side by side through the Second World War. Overall, Broadway dedicated 31 years to the Morehead City hospitals.
The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 25 Issue 2, Summer/Fall 2010, p11-13, il, por