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Hospital to hold 50-year celebration

Published 10:44am Thursday, May 16, 2013

Serving a community for five decades is a cause for celebration – according to Lake Martin Community Hospital, which will have an open house to celebrate 50 years in Dadeville.

The open house will be held tomorrow from 2–4 p.m., and hospital employees invited the community to come out and help them celebrate everything the hospital has to offer.

“I think it is a wonderful opportunity we have to be here for our community,” said Pat Bunn, administrator. “You’ve got other places that people have to travel distances, and people don’t always have that resource to get there.”

LMCH, located at 201 Mariarden Road, has been growing and changing ever since opening in 1963.

“We’ve grown from this being the hospital and that was it,” Bunn said. “The whole campus now has a retail pharmacy, two home health office, two hospice offices, a durable medical equipment and a wellness center.

“We’ve been fortunate with Mr. Bruce as our owner. He believes in diversifying and adding and continuing our growth, and that’s what keeps us going strong.”

Open house will feature awards to some of the doctors and volunteers. Refreshments will be served, and community members are invited to tour the facility.

“Fifty years is a long time to serve a community,” said administrative assistant Agnes Wages. “Many small rural community hospitals have closed down. We’re just really proud that we have not.”