Marion Star: Marion General Hospital Centennial Celebration Delayed to 2021
In June 2020, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital turned 100 years old, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the centennial celebration will now be held in 2021.
"There were many opportunities that we were looking at to be able to both internally celebrate and to celebrate within the community our 100th anniversary," Curt Gingrich, MD, Marion General chief operating officer told the Marion Star. "Really, we were going to tie it into many of the celebrations that were planned for Marion County's bicentennial as well. Those all have had to be delayed or canceled in order for us to maintain appropriate social distancing and meet our first obligation, which is to keep this a safe environment for our associates and our patients."
The rescheduled celebration will coincide with the opening of the $46 million addition to the hospial in early 2021.
"We're looking at connecting the opening of the hospital expansion and bed privatization project to the celebration of serving this community and surrounding communities for the past 100 years," Gingrich said. "It really fits well. We're working on plans for that right now, both publicly and internally, assuming the situation stays safe for us to do so."
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