Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital

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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Institute of Civility Brochure

Good Sam. Waverly Wall Brochure

Be a part of history at Allen University! If you were born or worked in the Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital, please click on the link to join our mailing list. Allen University is currently in the process of restoring the Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital. We would like to keep you posted on this project.

Share Your Memories about Good-Samaritan Waverly Hospital

Allen University is embarking on an ambitious, yet historic restoration project of Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital, the first state-of-the-art medical facility to serve Columbia's African American community from 1952-1973. We that a cherished affinity remains in the hearts and minds of former employees and patients of the beloved facility. If you know someone who was born or worked there, we need their contact information. We are in need of photos, news articles and other memorabilia to make this project a success! To assist with this endeavor, please complete the form below.
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