DRMC invites community to celebrate 100 years of healthcare

ST. GEORGE – Throughout 2013, Dixie Regional Medical Center celebrates a CareCentennial of hospital history.

“We invite the community to celebrate with us,” said Terri Kane, CEO and Administrator of Dixie Regional. “We are planning many festivities throughout the year with our CareCentennial celebration on July 8, 2013, exactly 100 years from the date of the opening of Washington County Hospital.”

The birthday party activities will be open to the public on that date from 7-10 p.m. at the St. George Town Square.

“You’ll want to bring your whole family,” Kane said. “It’s not often we turn 100, and we’ve got some exciting things planned.”

Festivities include a car display showcasing the last 100 years of car design, a climbing wall, carnival-style family games and, of course, birthday cake.

Adults can bring blankets, relax on the grass, and enjoy live music on the main stage while little ones play in the splash pad and lazy river, participate in a LiVe Well obstacle course and play in a bounce house. Children are also invited to participate in a coloring contest themed, “The next 100 years of healthcare.” Submissions will be used as part of a time capsule and a winner will be awarded on stage that evening.

For those participating in the Walk Washington County program, Mayor McArthur will lead a simplified walk around the block starting at 8 p.m. at the tabernacle.

At 9 p.m. on the main stage, hospital leadership will honor the contributions of Dr. Frank J. Woodbury and Dr. Donald A. McGregor with a special presentation to representatives of their families.

“We wouldn’t be where we are without our healthcare pioneers,” Kane said. “They created a legacy they and their families should be proud of, and we are excited to be able to honor them at our celebration.”

The night will conclude with an exciting fireworks show at dusk. For more information about CareCentennial events, please visit www.carecentennial.org or call 435-251-3629.

Submitted by: Dixie Regional Medical Center

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  • My Evil Twin July 8, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Am I the only one who sees this as some sort of weird thing? DRMC says they are celebrating their 100th birthday. But that is flatly not true.
    While it may be true that the first hospital in St. George, opened 100 years ago today, it certainly had nothing to do with DRMC, or IHC. Neither one of these had even been a glimmer of a thought back then.
    So if DRMC can celebrate this as their 100th birthday, what keeps Stephen Wade, or Ken Garff , or any of the other dealerships from finding out when the first car dealership opened in St. George, and then on the 100th year anniversary of that date, claiming it as the 100th birthday of their dealership.
    Or perhaps Maverik Country Stores can find the date of the first trading post being established here, and making a couple hundred years as THEIR 200th birthday.
    The whole thing is ridiculous.

    • Bobbart July 8, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      Read the 2nd paragraph, “exactly 100 years from the date of the opening of the Washington County Hospital”. It doesn’t say 100 years of DRMC or Intermountain Healthcare. Don’t be such a bah humbug “My Evil Twin”!

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