June 04, 2013 - 12:42 PM
This year, June 11 marks the 25th anniversary of the official opening of the Chase and District Health Centre. Interior Health staff plan to mark the occasion with a week-long celebration.
“I would like to congratulate the staff at the Chase Health Centre as they recognize this significant milestone in their history,” said Interior Health Board Chair Norman Embree. “We wish to thank the community for its ongoing support as we look to the future.”
The 25th anniversary celebration will run from June 10-14 at the Health Centre. Historic newspaper articles and staff photos will be on display for Health Centre visitors. During the week, past and present employees, physicians and original health board members will have an opportunity to gather and share their memories.
“We have a proud tradition of service in Chase, and this is a time to recognize the many health professionals, administrators, volunteers and community partners, both past and present, who have made the Health Centre such a vital part of the community over the last quarter century,” said Andrew Neuner, Interior Health VP Community Integration Health Services.
The Chase Health Centre first opened its doors on June 1, 1988, as the Chase and District Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, and an official ribbon cutting was held 10 days later on June 11. Over the years, the primary health care centre has evolved, and today’s services include an Emergency Department, Home Health services, Public Health, Diabetes Education, Nutrition, Mental Health and Substance Use, Respiratory services, Lab and X-ray services.
“The Chase Health Centre is an important part of the fabric of our community,” said Mayor Ron Anderson. “I am appreciative of the excellent care that Chase and area residents receive at the Health Centre, and am grateful to those who have worked so hard to provide that care – both today, and over the last 25 years.”
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