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Edna Haywood Legacy Stories

 

PROJECT NOTES: This multi-generation custom package included five individual interviews plus a Mini-Documentary. From the Mini-Documentary, stand alone videos of each story were requested. You can enjoy rotating through those samples below, and then scroll down a little more to see how the full length interviews are presented (with chapter markers) for a deeper dive into all the stories captured on interview day.

On May 21, 2016, I travelled to Napa, California to film and interview a handful of Mrs. Edna Gallagher Haywood Gnotta’s descendants. Nurse Edna, a courageous community-minded woman, was the founder of Concord, California’s first hospital.

The John Muir Health Foundation, who funds John Muir Health’s Concord Campus today, commissioned Tree of Life Legacies to capture the origin story of Concord’s first hospital in 1930 by this spirited 23-year-old nurse.

Down below, you’ll find the uncut, full length interviews, with all the chapter markers listed below each cut. Simply click on the plus sign at left to unveil each list. This offers an easy and convenient way to pick and choose which stories you’d like to watch.

The Full Interviews

Edna’s Grand-daughter: Renee Haywood Diekroetger

RENEE'S CHAPTER MARKERS:
00;00 – Founding story

02;59 – Port Chicago explosion

04;20 – 1930 Concord parade

05;59 – Edna’s early life

07;26 – Nurse admin Edna

08;29 – Chicken story

09;21 – Dedication

10;14 – Young Frank

11;21 – Community

12;15 – Edna’s character

19;40 – Get it done!

20;50 – Early years; more

22;19 – Being a nurse

24;56 – Grandpa Haywood

26;44 – Life after the hospital

28;17 – 50th Celebration

29;35 – Teamwork

30;41 – Integrity

32;22 – Excellence in nursing

35;57 – Edna’s final days

38;54 – Inspiration

40;41 – Frank’s Birth

41;57 – Always be busy!

42;42 – Glamorous Edna

Edna’s Niece: Kathleen Kennedy Key

KATHLEEN'S CHAPTER MARKERS:

00;38 – Growing up

03;08 – Generous Edna

04;42 – Edna’s dad

06;19 – Dr. Edna

07;21 – Edna’s Hospital

09;46 – Leader Edna

10;36 – Family

11;45 – Hospital a family affair

14;55 – Heirloom plate

16;42 – Captain Barney

19;28 – Port Chicago blast

20;40 – Nurse Mick

22;29 – Nurse Sharky

25;13 – Dr. Starwalt

26;53 – Nurse Ruth

27;50 – Nursing excellence

30;43 – Influence

32;30 – Edna older

34;21 – Integirty

35;51 – Edna’s character

38;44 – Heirloom watch

42;50 – Hospital

44;17 – Glamorous Edna

46;27 – Edna’s legacy

47;34 – Family

56;39 – Pride in JMH

58;44 – Jim Haywood’s death

01;03;23 – Edna’s essence

Edna’s Grand-daughter: Jill Cadloni

JILL'S CHAPTER MARKERS:

00;03 – Founding Story

01;46 – Port Chicago blast

02;28 – Nurse admin Edna

02;50 – Hospital stories

04;58 – Nurse Sharky + Frank

07;18 – Personality + influence

11;01 – Legacy of nursing

13;20 – Matriarch

13:55 – Tenacity

14;55 – Teamwork

17;06 – Remembrance

20;18 – Glamorous Edna

23;55 – Domestic Edna

25;23 – Future hopes

27;53 – Friends & community

30;21 – Fisherwoman Edna

Edna’s Great-granddaughters: Breanna and Genelle

BREANNA & GENELLE'S CHAPTER MARKERS:

00;46 – Edna’s influence

01;50 – you can do anything

03;40 – hopes for children

04;56 – community service

07;04 – strong women

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“There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.”

Mark Twain