Job Corps Takes Walk Down Memory Lane

Hartwick Nursing Students

Visit Former TB Hospital

The Hartwick College Rural Nursing “J”-term class – posing here with GOHS Executive Director Bob Brzozowski, third from left, and Frank Marquette, center, a former patient at the Homer Folks TB Hospital – took a walk down memory lane last Monday at the Oneonta Job Corps building, which formerly housed the TB hospital.  Brzozowski outlined the hospital’s history.  Marquette, who is an actor/director with his own theater company in the Hudson Valley, was a child patient at Homer Folks in the 1950s. He is holding a wooden Pinocchio doll that he had during the two years He was being treated for TB. This is the third year he has talked to the Hartwick class. OJCA Certified Nursing students also participated in the event, which included a tour of the permanent exhibit and former operating room (that is now a records office). Hartwick College professors in the group included Brigid Finn-Maguire, far left, and Kathleen Ash, far right.

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