Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of October 8, 2007
St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital celebrates 80th anniversary
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Chris Ashdown, chief executive officer of St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital listens while Sister Pauline Lally, general superior of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul (Kingston) speaks at a Sept. 14 Mass marking the 80th anniversary of the hospital
Special to the WCR
From Sept. 14-16, St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital celebrated its 80th anniversary. Over the course of three days, guests enjoyed a number of memorable events all in celebration of our mission to provide quality care with compassion in the Christian tradition.
The anniversary Mass and reception, held at St. Thomas More Church, was followed by an open house and a barbecue hosted at the hospital.
In recognition of our founders, the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul (Kingston), Sister Pauline Lally, general superior, and the leadership team attended many of the functions.
The Sept. 14 Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Emeritus Joseph MacNeil, with Father Sylvain Casavant of St. Thomas More Church the concelebrant. A reception followed.
St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital enjoyed a large turnout for the open house on Sept. 15. A highlight of the event was care employee Keith Shelmerdine receiving the inaugural Rose Chapple Scholarship for Continuing Education.
This scholarship was created to assist employees to attain further education in nursing. Shelmerdine will put these funds toward obtaining certification as a licensed practical nurse.
Sunday was a glorious day for a barbecue in our garden park. Guests enjoyed a wonderful meal along with entertainment provided by a magician, a belly dancer, a caricaturist and the Lionel Rault Band.