Baby Health Center
Alydia Braskamp, far right, entertains a crying infant at the Baby Health Center, 1919. Born in Alton, Iowa in 1883, Braskamp moved with her family to Waupun in 1895.
She attended a three year nursing course at Hahnemann Hospital in Chicago from 1907 to 1910 and then returned to Wisconsin to practice closer to her family. After joining the Red Cross in 1917, Braskamp moved to Green Bay, only to be called to overseas service during WWI.
She returned to Green Bay in 1919 to work as the assistant superintendent of nurses and nursing instructor at Deaconess Hospital, now Bellin Memorial Hospital. She held this position until 1924.
Ms. Braskamp died at the Wood VA Hospital in Milwaukee in 1947 at the age of 64. Today, students at the Bellin College of Nursing benefit from a scholarship fund established in her name.