Black, Virginia 1998-12-15

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Virginia Black discusses volunteering at Methodist Hospital and her involvement with the Covenant Health System merger.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Virginia Black

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Date: December 15, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Allison

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1: Black, Virginia, b. in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1920, married Black, Edward, Army Air Corps, children, insurance business, 37 years, Republic Financial, Sears, 1984 moved to Lubbock, Texas, Lubbock, Texas doctors, opinions, doctors, Lear, Dr. Kyle, Close, Dr. David, Taylor, Dr. Grant, Stalkum, Dr., Payne, Dr. Ted, Salem, Dr. Bob, Burell, Dr., Brown, Dr. Cindy, Brown, Dr. Byron, Snodgrass, Dr. Patricia, St. Paul Hospital, Dallas, Texas, volunteer, Methodist Hospital, 1985, Thompson, Dewitt, auxiliary (volunteer), responsibilities, work 5 days a week, 2 volunteer per shift, responsibilities (again), Hospital volunteers, Methodist Hospital, information center, technology, changes, Poteet, Bill, president 1985 - 1995, changes (again), building onto the hospital, children's hospital, 719 beds, Covenant Health System, buildings, set-up hospitals, Black, Virginia (again), member of the board of trustees, 1993, three year term, Lubbock Methodist Hospital System Board, secretary until 2001, Methodist Hospital (again), issues, Change in the health care system, opinions, government and insurance companies did what they had to do, Medicare, abuse, Discussion of merger, 1996, Black, Virginia (again), member of the State Auxiliary Board, 1993, appointed position, issues, anything in the health field, HMO hospitals, auxiliary, profit hospitals, Discussion of merger, 1996 (again), St. Mary's Hospital, had to merge to help the community, Important players to the merger, White, Alan, Miller, George, Vanderveer, Keith, Johnston, Danny, Sister Claire, Quality of Lubbock Health Care, Auxiliary, control their organization, follow hospital by-laws, Future of Covenant Health System, Change in Medicine, home health care, research, health insurance, doctor visits (house calls), $3.00, Depression Era, family situation, Hospital segregation, Medicare (again), Afterthoughts

Range Dates: 1920-1998

Bulk Dates: 1985-1998

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