Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


Notable among the beneficent institutions of which both the town and county of Monterey are justly proud is undoubtedly the Monterey Peninsular Hospital, now under the able, broad-minded management of its proprietor, Miss Edith M. Guerin, R. N., an influential personality in the local field of nursing. The hospital was first conducted by Doctors Tealey and McAulay but after two years it was taken over by Mrs. Holt and her mother, Mrs. Munion. For one reason or another, although always deserving of whole-hearted support, the enterprise met with only indifferent success; until, in 1918, Miss Guerin, whose reputation for learning, experience and ability had been established elsewhere, bought the Hospital which, by hard, unceasing and most conscientious work, and the minutest personal attention to the wants of all who resort to it for relief or cure, she has made enviably famous as one of the best establishments of the kind in California. Having been thrown open to all the physicians of the Peninsula, it has come to be favored and used by the leading exponents of the science and practice of medicine and surgery in this part of the state and with the most modern equipment for all obstetrical and surgical cases, it ranks with many larger institutions in its capacity for absolutely dependable service. The Hospital is located at 515 Lighthouse Avenue, in a very desirable and convenient environment.

Miss Guerin, who is of an attractive temperament, and is therefore the center of a circle of appreciative and cooperating friends, is a native of Michigan, having been born at Detroit. Her early educational training was that of the usual grammar and high school courses. She came to Southern California in 1910, so that she is now in familiar touch with the spirit of California institutions and with the ideals and ambitions of Californians. She has applied herself assiduously to her profession, keeping abreast of the progress of science by close study, and today is fully accredited, under the California law, for all the responsiblities of her work and position, being a regularly registered nurse.

In national politics a republican, but quite willing to throw aside partisanship. Miss Guerin's political life has to be one of influence rather than of activity as her time is fully occupied with her manifold duties in the hospital, whereby she is rendering signal service to her fellow townspeople, making her hospital a most valuable institution to the community.

Source: History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California : cradle of California's history and romance : dating from the planting of the cross of Christendom upon the shores of Monterey Bay by Fr. Junipero Serra, and those intrepid adventurers who accompanied him, down to the present day. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1925, 890 pgs.