McLeod, Ethel 1998-11-19

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Ethel McLeod discusses her life and involvement with St. Mary's Hospital. She also discusses the merger between St. Mary's and Methodist Hospitals to form Covenant Health Systems.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ethel McLeod

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: November 19, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Allison

Length: 1 hour 15 mintues


Tape 1: McLeod, Ethel, Medical Society need for, 1966-1996, McLeod, Ethel (again), executive director, 1975, problems, 3 social meetings a year, Donaldson, Dr., Medicare argument, indigent care, Ansley, Dr. Wes, St. Mary's Hospital budgeted for indigent care, Methodist Hospital, McLeod, Ethel (again), b. in Albuquerque, New Mexico, father: self-employed, two sisters, secretarial school, worked for a lawyer, interested in court reporting, 1944, married Don McLeod, U.S. Navy, moved to Lubbock, Texas in 1949, changes, growth, Reese Air Force Base, relationship with citizens, Texas Tech Medical School, opposition, Brewer, George, Texas Tech Medical School, opposition (continued), competition, Hule, Brandon, Texas Tech Medical School (again), Hospital camps, Forsythe, Dr. Ted, HMOs, Texas Tech Medical School (again), Morris, Dr. Jim, controversial, abortion, St. Mary's Hospital (again), became board member in the 1980s, competition, Methodist Hospital, Poteet, William, Henry, Jake, feelings regarding merger, White, Alan, began talks on a merger between St. Mary's and Methodist Hospital, Merger obstacles, financial.

Tape 2: Hospital Boards of Methodist and St. Mary'sDoctors of Methodist and St. Mary's Hospital, Salem, Dr. Bob, Burell, Dr. Tim, Theological differences between Methodist and St. Mary's Hospital, Fears of the merger, Griffin, Mark, Poteet, William (again), Financial aspects of merger, Lubbock, Texas as a top rate medical center, Bricker, Dr. Don, Texas Tech Medical School (again), competition, Covenant Health Systems, [Ends after 15 minutes].

Range Dates: 1944-1998

Bulk Dates: 1949-1998

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