Men and women in white have always been part of the work force at Ellis Hospital.
By 1948, doctors and nurses were helping 15,000 patients a year in the 400-bed facility on Nott Street. They delivered about 2,000 babies and performed 6,000 operations. They checked blood pressures and temperatures; they offered words of comfort and kindness to their guests.
Ellis was the fifth-largest hospital in the state of New York — outside the metropolitan area — in 1948.
“Ellis Hospital views the future with a confidence based on nearly 63 years experience and service,” wrote Schenectady Gazette reporter J. Lawrence Murray in 1948. “Ellis Hospital today is a sound institution, giving at cost the best in surgical and medical care to the residents of this area.”
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