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Provident Hospital-Black History Is Everyone’s History

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Provident Hospital

Did you know that Provident Hospital in Chicago was the first U.S. hospital operated by Blacks? Founded by Daniel Hale Williams, the first Black doctor to perform open-heart surgery, Provident was established to train Black doctors and nurses and to give Black people a place to seek professional care. Provident Hospital is still open today.

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