Edna Haywood Family Legacy Stories

On May 21, 2016, April Bell travelled to Napa, California to film and interview the descendants of Mrs. Edna Gallagher Haywood Gnotta. Edna was a courageous community-minded woman. The John Muir Health Foundation commissioned Tree of Life Legacies to capture this values-based storytelling tale of the founding of Concord's first hospital in 1930 by this spirited 23-year-old nurse. 

 

00;00 - Founding story

02;59 - Port Chicago explosion

04;20 - 1930 Concord parade

05;59 - Edna’s early life

07;26 - Nurse admin Edna

08;29 - Chicken story

09;21 - Dedication 

10;14 - Young Frank

11;21 - Community

12;15 - Edna’s character

19;40 - Get it done!

20;50 - Early years; more

22;19 - Being a nurse

24;56 - Grandpa Haywood

26;44 - Life after the hospital

28;17 - 50th Celebration

9;35 - Teamwork

30;41 - Integrity

32;22 - Excellence in nursing

35;57 - Edna’s final days

38;54 - Inspiration

40;41 - Frank’s Birth

41;57 - Always be busy!

42;42 - Glamorous Edna

00;03 - Founding Story

01;46 - Port Chicago blast

02;28 - Nurse admin Edna

02;50 - Hospital stories

04;58 - Nurse Sharky + Frank

07;18 - Personality + influence

11;01 - Legacy of nursing

13;20 - Matriarch

13:55 - Tenacity

14;55 - Teamwork

17;06 - Remembrance

20;18 - Glamorous Edna

23;55 - Domestic Edna

25;23 - Future hopes

27;53 - Friends & community

30;21 - Fisherwoman Edna

 

00;38 - Growing up

03;08 - Generous Edna

04;42 - Edna’s dad

06;19 - Dr. Edna

07;21 - Edna’s Hospital

09;46 - Leader Edna

10;36 - Family

11;45 - Hospital a family affair

14;55 - Heirloom plate

16;42 - Captain Barney

19;28 - Port Chicago blast

20;40 - Nurse Mick

22;29 - Nurse Sharky

25;13 - Dr. Starwalt

26;53 - Nurse Ruth

27;50 - Nursing excellence

30;43 - Influence

32;30 - Edna older

34;21 - Integirty

35;51 - Edna’s character

38;44 - Heirloom watch

42;50 - Hospital

44;17 - Glamorous Edna

46;27 - Edna’s legacy

47;34 - Family

56;39 - Pride in JMH

58;44 - Jim Haywood’s death

01;03;23 - Edna’s essence

00;46 - Edna’s influence

01;50 - you can do anything

03;40 - hopes for children

04;56 - community service

07;04 - strong women

 

 

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