[Press 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.]
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Ruby Woodbury Hilton:  bhcP77.

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."