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Brokaw Hospital, 1930s.

Advocate BroMenn Medical Center opened its doors way back in May 1896, though it was first called Deaconess Hospital. In 1901, it became Brokaw Hospital after a large donation by Bloomington plow maker Abram Brokaw. With expansion and the merger with Mennonite Hospital of Bloomington in 1991 came the “mash-up” name of BroMenn Regional Medical Center. The Advocate part of the name was introduced in 2010 when the hospital became part of the Oak Brook, IL-based Advocate Health Care system.

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Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

Posted in Historic Photos

March 24th, 2016