Kenmore Mercy Hospital Invites Community to Share Memories During 60th Anniversary

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Like John Cougar Mellancamp, Jane Seymour and Kurt Russell, Kenmore Mercy Hospital turns 60 years-old in 2011! To celebrate its diamond anniversary, the hospital is inviting the community to share its fondest memories or well wishes for posting on its web page.

Click here to submit memories and well wishes, along with a scanned or digital photograph taken over the past 60 years that demonstrates Kenmore Mercy's service to the community.

Surgery Nurses in 1951Established on October 7, 1951, Kenmore Mercy Hospital delivered 821 babies and treated 3,450 patients during its first year of operation.

Over the next 60 years, the hospital increased in size and added an array of programs, services, and technological innovations, to meet the changing needs of patients in the growing community.

Today, Kenmore Mercy admits over 7,600 patients each year, performs 6,400 surgeries and procedures, and treats nearly 26,000 patients through its Emergency Department.

Since 1951, the hospital has built several expansions, added new services, like the Knee & Hip and SleepCare Centers, and opened offsite locations to serve neighboring communities.

Plans are also underway for Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s biggest expansion in 25 years, the construction of a new Emergency Department.

“Over and over again, I meet members of the Ken-Ton community who tell me they were born at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, they had all their babies here, or they were one of the first patients treated in our Emergency Department,” said James Millard, hospital President & CEO. “Now is their chance to share their story and help us celebrate our 60th Anniversary.”

Each entry submitted before September 1 is eligible for a drawing to win a $50 Visa gift card.