Ah, St Joe. I remember it fondly, my first doors to the world. I remember it especially fondly during the summer of 99. I have a beautiful floor plan sign I intend to hang and illuminae, among other collectibles.
Yes, I remember it very well. I was born there in the 60's; my sister and daughter too. Even though the building was old and outdated, it still was a sort of an anchor for the east side of Flint. I miss St. Joseph Hospital very much.
Yes, where I was born. At least the land is being used for something useful instead of being vacant.
I wasn't born there, having arrived in Flint when I was 31. But for years I jogged around it three or four times a week, and I loved the architecture. I miss it, too.
I lived a few blocks from St. Joe's although I was born at McLaren, and to this day, I don't really hear it when sirens are blaring somewhere because for so many years they were just always in the background. I was sad to see it close.
My mother, sister, and I were born there. Oddly enough, my dental hygienist here in Bozeman, MT was born there as well. Sorry to hear it's gone.
I and my children were born there. And I was sad to see it go.The Architecture was great! I have had the opertunity visit there alot. This was the Hospital that all my family went to.It does seem that flint is not proud of its old Architecture. It is funny that my Daughter took a class in the bulding that stands on the land now.
I had an appendectomy here when I was in the third grade around 1963 or 64. Since I was only 7 or 8 years old I don't have fond memories. I hated when they flashed the lights on and off around 8pm because it meant visiting hours was over and mom and dad had to leave.
My life was saved at Saint Joseph Hospital in 1962. My family was involved in an alcohol-related car crash at Davison and Irish Roads, and I have a traumatic brain injury. My mother was killed instantly, and my father and sister were also injured. I miss Saint Joseph's. Wasn't there a tunnel from the school of nursing to the hospital? I think I remember being in the tunnel, or maybe it was a near death experience.
My dad could have been your surgeon! I was born there in 1966. I remember a tunnel!
I am looking for a picture of a Dr. Schiff who would have had a practice in the 1940's. Does anyone know where I might find one?
I think Dr. B. A. Schiff practiced well into the 1960s and 1970s. I remember his name from the Yellow Pages at that time. Didn't know him, though.
I uase to work there, also born there and my parents died there. It was a hospital with a Heart. There aren't many of them left anymore.Living on the eastside it was where we always went for care. The ER green tile walls and Flooring and statue and woodwork in the Front Lobby.
My sister and I were born there. We lived on Franklin and there was a big vacant field between us and St. Joes. I used to watch the Nuns walk the roof on many nights and never missed a good old St. Joe's ice cream social. The night of the Beecher tornado, St. Joe's lawn was covered with stretchers. Years later, they saved my life at St. Joe's. I miss it.
Born at St.Joseph's 1955,July 6th. I am 1 of 12 siblings,9 sisters 2 brothers.Yes Irish Catholic.God bless my mother Rosemarie passed away when she was only 54 years old.
I had an appendectomy at St. Joe's in 1950 and I would so love to have pictures of the inside of the hospital at that time. Later, in the '60s my mother was a second shift nurse there on the o.b. ward and I remember picking her up at 11:00 at night, then going to the Coney Island for a late night snack.
We lived on Kensington two house across from the hospital where my Dad was a Doctor at this hospital as well as Hurley and Mclearn as well. Dr Michelson yes I am his son and played baseball next to the hospital watched it grow over the years. Hard to believe they torn it down.
Both our boys were born at St Joe's in 1958 and 1960, Dr Simoni was my Dr. My Mom was head nurse second shift on the Pediatric floor for many years. Sorry to hear that such a beautiful building is now gone.
This is a shot in the dark, but, I am an adoptee and was supposedly born at St. Joseph's in 1975. Birth records are closed from that time period, so I'm searching on my own for my birth mother. I am curious to know my health background since I have four boys of my own now. You said your mom was a nurse there, would you have any idea of my birth mother's name? I supposedly was born May 4, 1975 to a Dr. Dooley...birth mothers last name on the certificate is Webb. However, I understand a lot of this information may have been fudged to throw people like me who are searching, off the path...but, it's the info I have....if you have any information for me, I would greatly appreciate it - I understand if you are not willing to help, but, thought I would give it a try...thanks.
I was born at st Joel's in 1953. I have the bill, and the postmarked envelope. My mom wouln't go to any other hospital. I loved the big statue in the lobby. So much about Flint has changed. Makes me sad. I went to St Francis elementary school, which has also been torn down.
Any way to find medical RECORDS AND BILLS FROM SEPT OF 1980?
If you're in search of your birth certificate, the state bureaucrats in Lansing should be able to help you out. Beyond that, I don't know what to tell you.I was born at St Joseph's in 1976. Hearing that it's gone now... damn. I don't even know what to say. What I *really* want to do is rant for hours (blitzkrieg's worth of f-bombs definitely included), but it's not like that would help.
I was born there under suspicious circumstances I still enjoyed looking at the building......Yvette was my birth name now I',m Bathsheba I changed my name..
I am looking for any relationship between my birth hospital and the newly opened st. .joseph,s here in port huron .formerly port huron hospital. so many consortiums ,,,,,go Vikings atwood stadium , C S MOTT, hidden park haskel woods, miss v. winton, miss w. Nye miss G L Emmerton, miss J Baxter and on and on.
I use to deliver the newspapers at the St. Joseph Hospital that was located off of Franklin, for about a year until my stepmother and her daughter had took the paper route right out from under us, and everyone in the hospital use to tell my mother, stepfather, and I how unfriendly they were to everyone. I do also, remember giving birth there to my last child in November of 1996, and have been recently told by my current Ob/Gyn that is through Genesys, that the old St. Joseph never tied tubes because it was a Catholic hospital in which I had wanted to find out if it was true. In which I remember leaving my mother, and stepfather's old family physician to go to a family friend who, was affiliated with the old St. Joseph and had sent me to an Ob/Gyn out in Burton, that was suppose to tie my tubes but never did obviously. And now, for the last 20 years this November my whole family on both sides of my father's, and mother's have called me a liar about them not ever tying tubes at this hospital because it was a Catholic, hospital. If anyone could please be, so kind enough in replying back to my post about wanting to know "Did they, ever tie tubes?" after all, it would help me out a lot because I am now 41 years of age and would love to know, so that I will have a peace of mind thank you.
I will be another anonymous. Why are we all uncomfortable leaving our real names? Anyway, my husband had that paper route back in the late 50's and early 60's. Then my daughter had the same paper route when she was in high school. A note to the adopted child born at St. Joe's in May of 1975: Dr's Simoni and Dooley were my OB's for my youngest child born at St. Joe's in 1970. Twenty years later, I needed my medical records and searched right down to the receptionist from 20 years earlier. I was told that the records were long gone. If I were looking for a birth mother, I would follow the name of Webb and look in the census records, especially if her age was on your birth certificate. Do a free trial on Ancestry.com and look for a female named Webb who lived in Flint at the time. Good luck to you.
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