The years following the change from Tri-State Sanitarium to Tri-State Hospital in 1929 were filled with challenges and opportunities for Drs. Willis and Knighton along with other Tri-State physicians and surgeons. First came the Great Depression of the 1930 and then the War Years of the 1940s. Many younger doctors served in the military while the older ones were fighting the battle on the home front. Their biographies are the history of their Time and Willis-Knighton Health Systems very earliest years.

Tri-State Hospital Name Changed to Willis-Knighton Memorial


This Times newspaper article recorded the changing of the name of Tri-State Hospital to Willis-Knighton Memorial.  The change was designed to honor the memory and contributions of Drs. Willis and Knighton.

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