invited to celebrate hospital's 75th anniversary
Our Lady of Consolation Hospital first opened its doors on November 3, 1930. Seventy Five years later St. Mary’s Hospital, Cottonwood, will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary by inviting the communities they serve to a dance at Greencreek Community Hall.
The dance is free and open to the public. It is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. and will feature the live music of Centerline, formerly the Selway Cruisers. There will be a no host bar available.
“We’re having an employee appreciation dinner prior to the public dance. We want each employee to know it is their hard work and dedication that have allowed us to serve the people of this area for the past 75 years,” said Larry Kidd, SMHC Chief Operating Officer. “ However, after the dinner we’ll be putting up the tables and welcoming the public at 8:00 p.m. for a community celebration!”
To commemorate the event the Cottonwood Chronicle will be running a series of articles about the history of the hospital from 1930 to the present. During the first 12 months the hospital was opened a total of 213 patients were admitted. Last year, the four satellite SMH clinics had over 23,000 visits last year and the hospital had over 1300 admissions.
“Our hospital and clinics can provide high quality medical care in this region due to the support of our communities over the years and because we have dedicated providers and staff who truly care about the people we serve,” said Casey Meza, CEO. “We’d like to share this anniversary commemoration with our patients and families. I hope everyone will decide to celebrate with us on November 5th.”