RUBY A.F. WOODBURY
Release of the death of Mrs. Hilton: Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
Rutland Rd. & E. 49th St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 11203.
Please refer to: Edward N. Mintz, Public Relations Director.]
Heritage of Black Highlanders Collection, UNCAsheville Ramsey Library
Ruby Woodbury Hilton: bhcP18.104.22.168.24
Superintendent of Blue Ridge Hospital
"HONORED FOR 20 YEARS OF SERVICE: -- Mrs. Ruby A. F. Woodbury Scarlett Hilton, R. N.,
Head Nurse of a private long-term unit at the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn,
will be feted by her colleagues in the department for 20 years of outstanding service to
the department, the hospital and its patients at an anniversary and testimonial dinner in
her honor on Sunday evening, March 5th in Kingsbrook's Leviton Auditorium.
The evening is being arranged by a committee of nurses, of which Pearl Robinson, R. N.,
Supervisor, is chairman.
Mrs. Hilton has a long and distinguished record in the field of nursing care. She was
graduated from the McClennans Hospital and Training School, Charleston, S. C. and did post
graduate work at Harlem Hospital in Manhattan. She also did graduate work at New York
University in methods of teaching in hospital administration and ward management.
She founded and operated the first hospital in her hometown, Georgetown, S. C.
Subsequently, she served as Director of Nurses at the Arthur B. Lee Hospital, Summerville,
S. C., the Good Samaritan Hospital and Training School, Columbia, S. C., the Blue Ridge
Hospital and Training School, Asheville, N.C., the L. Richardson Hospital and Training
School, Greensboro, N.C.
The Richardson Hospital received its accreditation during Mrs. Hilton's tenure, where
she was instrumental in securing the gift of a nurses home through the Julius Rosenwald
Fund. Her late husband, Dr. H. Scarlett, was an attending physician at the hospital.
Following her service at Richardson, Mrs. Hilton served as Director of Nurses at
Prairie View College Hospital and Training School, Prairie View, Texas. Subsequently, she
was named Dean of Women and School Nurses at Kittrell College, Kittrell, N.C.
During the Roosevelt Administration, she was a State Health Supervisor for the National
Youth Administration for Georgia. She also served as President of the North Carolina State
Nurses from 1933-37, and from 1929-37 was Supervisor of the District Nurses Association
covering Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, N.C.
Mrs. Hilton was invited by the Alumni Association of L. Richardson Hospital to be an
honored guest at the dedication of their new hospital. She was also honored at the
Bi-Racial State Meeting in Raleigh, N.C., following the merger of the white and black
State Nurses organizations.
She is a member of the Bridge Street AME Church, and is presently serving as Second
Vice President of the Laymen's Organization. She is also a member of the South Carolina
Club and Booster's Club, and the Hildebrand Club.
The Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center is an 823-bed rehabilitation, teaching and
research center devoted to the care and treatment of acute and long-term illnesses."