Beth-El nursing story subject of Old Colorado City History Center talk March 11The history of a nursing school unique to the Pikes Peak region will be the subject of a program Saturday, March 11 at the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. at 11 a.m.
The title is “We Are Beth-El Nurses: A Heritage of Caring at the Foot of Pikes Peak,” led by Joanne Ruth, who published a book by that title in 2016.
From 1974 to 1999, Ruth taught at Beth-El. The book tells its 115-year history, how over the years it grew from a nurse-training school to a hospital, then turned into Memorial Hospital after the city bought it in 1943 and finally branched off in 1997 to become the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS).
Admission to the History Center program is free to Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) members and $5 to non-members.
For more information, including how to become an OCCHS member, drop by the center or call when it's open at 636-1225. The facility's museum and bookstore are free to the public except during programs; winter hours are currently in effect - Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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