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Published on February 23, 2016

Sculpture honors 100th anniversary

By Charlie Patton, Florida Times-Union

In a ceremony last week, St. Vincent’s HealthCare officials dedicated a new sculpture at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside in honor of the organization’s 100th anniversary in Jacksonville.

In 1916, the Daughters of Charity came to Jacksonville to turn around the failing DeSoto Sanitorium in Springfield.

They moved the hospital to Riverside. The sculpture by artist Robert I. Ramussen shows a young Daughter of Charity handing a crucifix to a physician, symbolic of “passing on the Mission” of service to the sick and the poor.

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