Throwback Thursday: Today, we are thankful for our patients past, present and future

By Kristy Bleizeffer Nov 25, 2015

Mothers and children pose for a photo in Conwell Park during our baby reunion for Hospital Day in 1941.

As families gather at tables today across Wyoming, we're reminded of another kind of family reunion from May 11, 1941.

Hospital dignitaries greeted guests to our 30-year celebration and reunion. They include, from left, board trustee Jean Lathrop, our first superintendent Martha Converse Kimball, then superitendent Martha Partridge and Murray Sullivan, one of the first tw

Memorial Hospital (as we were then called) was just 30 years old. Our superintendent of the time, Martha Partridge, organized an anniversary party for National Hospital Day. The event highlight was the baby reunion, bringing together people born at the hospital over the last three decades. We’d love to see the size of that reunion crowd today.

For more than 100 years, we have cared for the Casper community, and it has been our great honor and privilege. Today, we are thankful for our patients past, present and future. We realize not everyone will get to spend this Thanksgiving with friends and family, and we are also thankful to all our employees at the hospital right now caring for patients.

Wyoming Medical Center wishes you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving, wherever and with whomever you are spending it.

Throwback Thursday is a series celebrating Wyoming Medical Center’s long and rich history in Natrona County.  Special thanks to the Casper College Western History Center which archives the vast Wyoming Medical Center collection of newspaper articles, photographs and other memorabilia.

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