St. Joseph Hospital celebrates 150 years of care in Chicago

When Sister Walburga Gehring was chosen to head up the first Catholic hospital on the North Side of Chicago, the beginning could hardly have been less auspicious.
St. Joseph Hospital at 360 Sophia St. in 1890. (Photo provided)
The patient ward at St. Joseph Hosptial in 1894. Photo provided
The current St. Joseph Hospital features the Daniel B. Ryan Memorial Chapel with large, faceted art-glass windows that tell the story of the founding of the hospital. (Photo provided)