Stop by the Citizens Memorial Hospital cafeteria at 1500 N. Oakland Ave., Bolivar, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, for a free cupcake in honor of CMH’s 40th anniversary.
“CMH really is an amazing story, so we have a lot to celebrate over the last 40 years,” said Michael Calhoun, CEO/executive director of CMH and the Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation. “It has been growth, not just for the sake of growth, but by determining what our community needs and meeting those needs. As we move forward, we want to bring that innovation, growth and great quality health care into the future.”
CMH employees will celebrate all week with themed days from the ’80s.
The celebration week concludes with the annual Central Care Cancer Center Car Show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1.
All proceeds benefit the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center at CMH. Admission is free. For more information, call 417-328-7055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The hospital opened its doors on Sept. 28, 1982, as a 53-bed not-for-profit hospital district with three physicians on staff and 90 employees.
Today, CMH is licensed for 86 beds and is a Level III Trauma Center, Level II STEMI Center and Level III Stroke Center.
More than 2,000 CMH and CMH Foundation employees and nearly 200 physicians and mid-level medical providers provide care for patients and residents in eight counties, including southern Benton, Cedar, Dade, Dallas, northern Greene, Hickory, Polk and St. Clair.
A $77 million building project to upgrade and expand the hospital will position the hospital to provide exceptional care for the next 40 years.