Mildred Bayer

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Mildred Mason Bayer (1908–1990) was a Registered Nurse from Ohio who was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame for her local and international humanitarian work.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Mildred Mason was born in 1908 in Weston, Ohio.[1] Mason earned a nursing degree from St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing in 1932 in Toledo, Ohio.[1] Bayer was married to Charles Bayer, a physician.[1]


Bayer founded two clinics in Toledo and Lucas County for migrant farm workers in 1960.[1] Bayer helped establish Mobile Meals in Toledo in 1967, and was the organizations first volunteer coordinator.[1]

In 1970, Bayer began making medical mission trips to Nigeria.[1] Working with the St.Vincent Hospital Grey Nuns, Bayer established a hospital and 23 mobile clinics around Kabba, Nigeria.[1]

In 1984, Bayer founded Health Clinics International (HCI), a non-profit organization based in Toledo, to provide medical care to the homeless and other under served populations.[1]

Bayer helped pass Ohio State legislation that requires a nursing home operators to be licensed.[2]


Bayer received the Outstanding Service Award from the Toledo Educational Association for the Aged and Chronically Ill in 1969.[1] And Mary Manse College honored her with the Stella Maris Award.[1]

Later life and death[edit]

Bayer died in 1990.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Royster, Jacqueline Jones (2003). Profiles of Ohio Women, 1803-2003. Ohio University Press. ISBN 9780821415085.
  2. ^ a b "Ohio Women's Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2017-10-01.