T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital Foundation Pays Tribute To Hospital Founder

Friday, August 30, 2013
Six members of the Thompson family attended the ceremony honoring T.C. Thompson in the lobby of the hospital bearing the Thompson name. From left are Ann Crosby, great-granddaughter; Chelsea Crosby, great-great-granddaughter; Mary Curtis and Liz Norris, granddaughters; Lisa Norris, great-granddaughter; and Chip Norris, great-grandson.
Six members of the Thompson family attended the ceremony honoring T.C. Thompson in the lobby of the hospital bearing the Thompson name. From left are Ann Crosby, great-granddaughter; Chelsea Crosby, great-great-granddaughter; Mary Curtis and Liz Norris, granddaughters; Lisa Norris, great-granddaughter; and Chip Norris, great-grandson.

T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital Foundation paid tribute to the hospital’s founder Thursday by unveiling a restored oil portrait of Thompson and a wall of photos with a timeline commemorating  historical moments in the life of the former Chattanooga mayor and the hospital bearing his name.

Six descendents of T.C. Thompson, the founder of Chattanooga’s premier hospital exclusively for children, attended the ceremony, as well as Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger, Hamilton County Commissioner Tim Boyd, Foundation board members, Erlanger Health System executive leadership, and hospital pediatricians and staff members.

Dr. Alan Kohrt, CEO of T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital, presented a brief history of Thompson and the hospital. The physician emphasized Thompson’s influence in generating support for building a hospital in Chattanooga to serve the healthcare needs of infants, children, and adolescents. Foundation co-chairs, Debby Alper and Carrie Kennedy, unveiled the newly restored portrait of Thompson and the history wall to attendees.

Honored guests attending the ceremony were Mr. Thompson’s granddaughters, Mary Curtis and Liz Norris; great-grandchildren, Ann Crosby, Lisa Norris, and Chip Norris; and great-granddaughter Chelsea Crosby.

 

History wall
History wall

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