The Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital
Nestled on the prestigious Allen University campus stands the historic Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital, which was one of only a few hospitals to serve Columbia’s African American community during the segregation era. The hospital operated from 1952-1973.
Built as a state-of-the-art medical facility, it was established after the merging of the Good Samaritan Hospital and the Waverly Hospital. As the only training facility exclusively for black nurses in Columbia, the hospital housed a pharmacy, laboratory, X-ray room, staff cafeteria, two operating rooms, and fifty beds. The establishment of this facility showed the impressive philanthropic efforts of the black community.
The Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and included among historic sites as recognized by the state of South Carolina and Richland County.
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