Adelaide Jackson Hinton, 74, a former top administrator at Albert Einstein Medical Center's Daroff Division in South Philadelphia during a 30-year career, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, at her retirement home in Spring Hill, Fla. The cause was cardiac arrhythmia, her daughter Marcia L. Hinton said.
Mrs. Hinton was born in Philadelphia and graduated from John Bartram High School in 1954.
After graduating from the Albert Einstein School of Nursing at the top of her class in 1957, she became an instructor at the school and a nursing supervisor at the Daroff Division.
In 1969, she became the first African American woman to become director of nursing at a Philadelphia-area hospital, her daughter said.