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Saturday, July 10, 2021

RELEASE: St. Anthony School of Nursing Holds Final Reunion

On June 26, 2021, thirty-five nurses met for the final reunion of the St. Anthony School of Nursing. The school, originally called The Antonian Training School, was founded on October 1, 1905 by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. The name was eventually changed to St. Anthony School of Nursing. The three-year nursing program was known for educating and training excellent nurses. 

In its 55 years of existence, the school graduated a total of 657 nurses. Graduates looked forward to an annual reunion in June of each year, where the nurses could renew friendships and share stories of their years in school.

Ed Smith, President and CEO, and Trish Roberts, Development Director, attended this year’s reunion on behalf of St. Anthony Regional Hospital to share their appreciation for the great legacy created by the nurses who graduated from the school of nursing. 

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St. Anthony Regional Hospital and Nursing Home was founded in 1905 by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Today, the organization is sponsored by St. Anthony Ministries and maintains a special relationship with its founders. St. Anthony has provided care to the communities in west central Iowa for more than 115 years and continues to fulfill its Franciscan heritage. Access to specialty physicians, the latest technology, and cost-effective care set St. Anthony apart in effectively treating each individual’s physical, spiritual and psychosocial needs. St. Anthony has been recognized for excellence in quality and safety by CMS and Consumer Reports. Learn more at stanthonyhospital.org.

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