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December 7 - Sisters of Mercy Open Mercy Hospital in Davenport
The Sisters of Mercy welcome their first patient to Mercy Hospital. Mercy becomes the third hospital established west of the Mississippi River.
Late in the evening of December 7, 1869, the Sisters opened the doors of Mercy Hospital to a deserted wife and prospective mother whom had nowhere else to reside for the night.