“This is a family-friendly event with fun entertainment, face painting, a scavenger hunt, behind-the-scenes tours and free health screenings,” explained Tiffany Poland, hospital director of marketing and community outreach. “When people tour the hospital, they will receive free dessert bites at most of our patient care departments while supplies last. They will also have the opportunity to see our sleep lab, surgical suites, new medical equipment, and more.
“This event is about celebrating this milestone anniversary by giving back to the community. Their support has been critical to our hospital’s success,” noted Poland. “This celebration is also about honoring the hundreds of caring men and women who work here now or worked here in the past. The staff’s dedication and the community’s support have shaped our history over the past century, and their legacy of support will create the framework for our future as we follow our healing mission into the next century.”
Eighteen of Trinity Hospital Twin City’s 240 current employees have worked at the hospital for more than 20 years, and two staff members marked their 40th year with the hospital this year. Mary Grimm, RN, of Dennison, celebrated her 40th year with the hospital July 19. She has many fond memories of her years at the hospital, including the privilege of taking care of many family members and friends. “It’s been an honor to be able to serve my community and to have worked here all these years,” she noted. “Over the years there have been many ups and downs. It amazes me what our small community has done to support our hospital. I think God’s had a hand in this (keeping the hospital in Dennison), and I hope it’s here for another 100 years.”
Trinity Hospital Twin City was originally founded as Twin City Hospital in August 1912 by a group of community volunteer women. The hospital is a not-for-profit, Catholic health care provider that is committed to delivering compassionate care to each patient while remaining focused on the core values of reverence, service and stewardship. The hospital is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania. In addition to the public anniversary celebration, the hospital plans to commemorate the century mark in other ways throughout the year.
“We hope to do something special for our retirees during the year, and we are working to collect memorabilia to create some small historical displays throughout the hospital,” shared Poland.
Visitors to the celebration will receive a small booklet with more information about the hospital’s history and have the opportunity to view historical items and photos that have already been collected. For a delicious lunch, tours, and family-friendly activities, don’t miss Trinity Hospital Twin City’s 100th anniversary celebration on Sunday, August 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, visit www.trinitytwincity.org or call 740-922-2800.
Published: August 17, 2012