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Flint-Goodridge Hospital (1983)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-02-06

Duration: 00:25:05

Subjects: Flint-Goodridge Hospital (New Orleans, La.) | DILLARD UNIVERSITY | African Americans | History | Hospitals | Health Care


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Adams, William Interviewee
  • Labat, Joseph Interviewee
  • Cook, Samuel Dubois Interviewee
  • Morrison, Christell Interviewee


This episode of the series “Folks” from February 6, 1983, features Rob Hinton and Genevieve Stewart’s report on Flint-Goodridge Hospital in New Orleans. Their report covers: the history of the hospital, which was the only training hospital available to black doctors and nurses during segregation in Louisiana; Dillard University’s decision to sell the hospital; the unsuccessful effort of fifty African American physicians to buy the hospital; the impending sale of the hospital to National Medical Enterprises; and the possible impact of the sale on the doctors and nurses who work at Flint-Goodridge. They interview: Dr. William Adams, physician; Dr. Joseph Labat, Chief of Staff; Dr. Samuel Dubois Cook, the president of Dillard University; and Christell Morrison, nurse.