Santa Fe Hospital (Part 2)

The Santa Fe Hospital in Topeka, Kansas was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2016 recognizing the building’s significant role in healthcare for the State of Kansas and specifically, Santa Fe railroad employees.[1]  Located near downtown Topeka when it was constructed, the hospital was an integral piece of Topeka’s history.  This article, the second in a four-part series, will focus on how the danger and difficulty of building, maintaining, and staffing a railroad gave rise to the necessity of modern healthcare and how one company was a frontrunner in state-of-the-art medical care.

Santa Fe Hospital (Part 2) Read More »