Comox hospital scheduling events to celebrate 100 years

A number of events will lead to a big centennial celebration and public mass at St. Joseph's General Hospital on July 7.

A number of events will lead to a big centennial celebration and public mass at St. Joseph’s General Hospital on July 7.

“This summer marks 100 years since the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto established St. Joseph’s General Hospital on request by the Comox Logging Company,” says centennial co-ordinator Mary Lee, adding the Sisters opened the doors of a four-bed facility on Aug. 10, 1913.

There will be a centennial open house Feb. 22 at the hospital, and on Feb. 23 St. Joseph’s will celebrate at Cumberland Heritage Days.

Check the hospital’s centennial Facebook page, SJGHCentennial, for updates and further information.

“In a century of service, the hospital has grown in size and capability to meet the health care needs of a continually expanding population in the Comox Valley and surrounding regions, and is one of the leading employers in the Valley today,” adds Lee.

“This centennial anniversary is a milestone that merits local recognition for the services, partnerships, support, and economic value that the hospital has brought and continues to bring to the community. St Joseph’s has a rich and unique history closely entwined with the community to which it serves.”

 

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