A History of Creighton Memorial Saint Joseph Hospital. Omaha, Nebraska - 1949
1949 was a year destined to see great strides made toward realization of a years-old dream here at St. Joseph’s. Laying of the cornerstone for Our Lady of Victor psychiatric unit on May 22 culminated five years of conferences among the administrative personnel, the medical staff and the lay advisory board; twenty-five years of experience in the care of psychiatric patients; and the results of four years of intensive study, travel and research by the Sisters, the medical and operating staffs, and the architects. When Sister M. Crescentia, Administrator of St. Joseph Hospital, laid the final brick seven months later, on December 27, those present at the ceremony realized the long-contemplated project to provide adequate facilities in this area for treatment of the mentally ill would reach fruition in the not too distant future.Other highlights of the year’s history included a division of administrative and religious community duties which brought Sister M. Samuela Yonker to St. Joseph’s as Superior, Sister M. Crescentia Wickenhauser retaining her post of Administrator; St. Joseph’s participation in meetings organizing a Nebraska Conference of the Catholic Hospital Association; and financial progress which established new high records in the hospital's business.