Alumni of The Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing were honored at an elegant Alumni Tea and open house to show off the renovated building on May 16, 2009.
Graduates from the Class of 1940 onward gathered from near and far for this "Celebrating Our Renaissance" event hosted by The Western Pennsylvania Hospital Foundation.
Photo Gallery of Alumni Tea
A 1940 graduate of the School of Nursing (left) chats with Alumni Association President Patricia Black, RN, Manager of West Penn Hospital's Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit, at the May 16, 2009, Alumni Tea.
The School's elegant silver tea service was used regularly for gracious gatherings early in the century.
Posing on May 16, 2009, before the Donor Wall recognizing contributors to West Penn School of Nursing renovations are School alumni Cindy Fair, RN, Manager, Outpatient Services, at West Penn (right) and three classmates.
These School of Nursing graduates from the 1940s traveled from northern Ohio for the Alumni Tea and tours of the renovated School on May 16, 2009.
West Penn School of Nursing roommates and graduates from the late 1940s pause for a photo at the Alumni Tea on May 16, 2009. Their first positions as graduate RNs paid 62 cents per hour!
School of Nursing alumni from the 1940s greet each other at the May 16, 2009, Alumni Tea and open house.
West Penn Hospital is the first hospital in Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania to receive this prestigious recognition, which has been achieved by only about 6% of all healthcare facilities in the nation.