Norwegian Brooklyn’s soul Sister recognized

Artifacts from Sister Elisabeth Fedde’s life and work on display at Lutheran HealthCare Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Social responsibility is part of our Scandinavian DNA. This core value was transplanted by the Norwegian emigrants who settled in the U.S.; their awareness of societal hardships was not only acknowledged, but also followed up on. Across the country you see concrete evidence of what they built, establishing institutions that served the common good, often for the most vulnerable, from schools and sports clubs to churches and health care facilities. The Norwegian Deaconess Hospital, today known as Lutheran HealthCare, is one such institution. In the late 1880s, Anna Bors, the wife of the Norwegian/Swedish Consul in New York, was the impetus behind the hospital's creation. She was concerned about the destitute conditions in which Norwegians were living in Red Hook and partn
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