Moore County

County History: 
Quick Facts
People and Biographies
Notable individuals from nursing history.
  • Shirley Baldwin ( ): Baldwin was honored with the Governor's Medallion Award for Volunteer Service for her work as a parish nurse and her work at the free clinic in Moore County.
  • Idell K. Buchan (1887-1947): Public health nurse who worked in several counties and departments throughout the state.
Special Topics
Special topics and events from the county's nursing history.
Additional resources for further research.

Healthcare Institutions

  • Moore Regional Hospital
  • Pickford Tuberculosis Sanitorium

Articles and Publications

  • Cray, W.C. (1991). In love and service: the story of Moore Regional Hospital. Pinehurst, N.C.:  Moore Regional Hospital.
  • Hall, F.D. (1994). In loving memory. American Journal of Nursing, 94(3). p.33. Article about the joys of nursing.
  • Hawkins, O.W. (2008). Pickford Sanitarium and R.C,.Lawson Institute:  two former institutions of Southern Pines, North Carolina. Unknown publisher.
  • Moore County's Maternal Welfare Committee. (1940, May). The Health Bulletin, pp.6-14.

Newspaper Clippings


  • Articles about the new maternity clinics strated in 1936 can be found in The Pilot (the Southern Pines newspaper) on Oct 16, 1936 and November 27, 1936.
Compiled by: 
Phoebe Pollitt