Edna Gallagher Haywood Gnotta 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 the tale of the founding of Concord's first hospital in 1930 by a 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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