Dr. Hill moved to Dubuque in 1875 and opened her office on Locust Street. She specialized in obstetrics for forty years and by her own account delivered nearly one thousand babies. Highly respected by her peers in the medical profession, Hill was a member of the Dubuque Medical Association, Cedar Valley Medical Society, American Medical Association and the Iowa State Medical Society. In 1896 Dr. Hill founded the Women's Rescue Society of Dubuque. Upon her death, the institution was renamed HILLCREST BABY FOLD in her memory. It later became HILLCREST FAMILY SERVICES.
As she reached her eightieth birthday, SAINT LUKE'S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH accepted the responsibility of operating the home with contributions coming from many of the other churches in Dubuque. Eventually the home was operated by the North Iowa Conference of the Methodist Church.
As president of the Woman's Suffrage Association in Dubuque, Dr. Hill was controversial. She placed much of the blame for the weak support for women's suffrage on the Daughters of the American Revolution. She felt the group tended to be content telling of the glory of their ancestors instead of battling to gain the same principles of law for themselves.
Jacobsen, James E. "Jackson Park Historic District Phase IV District Report," 2003