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Frontier School Of Midwifery And Family Nursing

195 School Street
Hyden, KY 41749

General Phone: 606-672-2312
Financial Aid Phone: 859-253-3637
Sector: Private nonprofit, 4-year or above

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Stanley M. Aronson: Kentucky's intrepid nurses on horseback - Providence Journal (subscription)

She returned to Kentucky with a plan, modeled on the Scottish system, using teams of nurses on horseback. And so, in 1925, Mary Breckinridge established the Frontier Nursing Service, as a nonprofit health-care enterprise providing maternity and pediatric service for about 700 square miles of rural southeastern Kentucky. Within a few years she had raised in excess of $6 million, to underwrite her vision of rural health care, including a hospital, in the town of Wendover, as a sanitary facility to deliver the babies of the region. The Frontier Nursing Service charged an annual fee per family, of $2 -- to be paid in cash or groceries.