The Christ Hospital was started in 1889 when James Gamble and a group of Cincinnatians invited Isabella Thoburn, a missionary and nurse, to come to Cincinnati and teach others to care for the growing number of citizens living in poverty. Thoburn opened a 10-bed hospital on York Street in the West End called, Christ’s Hospital. By 1893 the hospital moved to Mt. Auburn and by 1902 a nursing school was started. In 1904 the hospital was renamed Christ Hospital. Today the hospital is a 555-bed facility and is recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals.
2139 Auburn Avenue, Mt. Auburn