Hospital to celebrate 60th anniversaryBy Justin Averette Published 4:09pm Monday, November 4, 2013
Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital will celebrate its 60th anniversary during a ceremony Thursday, Nov. 21.
The event will take place in the hospital’s main lobby and will begin at 5:30 p.m.
The hospital will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of its Auxiliary.
Charter member Edith Whitfield, who is still active in the group, will be recognized and have a plaque dedicated in her honor.
Tours of various hospital departments will be given, and refreshments will be served.
November will be a busy month at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital leading up to the hospital’s 60th anniversary.
Other events include:
•A free health screenings on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the main lobby. The free screenings will test blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and varicose veins.
There will also be more information about several topics, including chronic migraines, fibromyalgia, cervical dystonia, peripheral artery disease, sleep apnea, nutrition and more.
The hospital, GROWestAL Division, Two Rivers Surgical Associated, Renaissance Rehab Medicine and the Wellness Center are all sponsors the event.
•Prenatal classes on Nov. 16 and 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. Topics will include pregnancy through all trimesters, labor and delivery and infant care and bottle and breastfeeding.
If delivering a BWWMH, the cost is $5. For parents delivery elsewhere the class will be $25. Registration is required. Call (334) 287-2536 or (334) 287-2597.
•The second annual Alzheimer’s Disease Memorial Service will be Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 6-7 p.m. in the main lobby. The Tombigbee Geriatric Behavioral Health Program will remember those who died with Alzheimer’s and those affected by the disease.
•The hospital’s Auxiliary will sponsor its Britches and Bows sale on Thursday, Nov. 7 and Friday, Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
The children’s clothing and accessories sale will take place in the hospital’s classroom. Girls’ sizes from infant to 14 and boys’ sizes from infant to seven will be available.
Cash, check, credit/debit cards and hospital payroll deductions will be accepted with proceeds going back to the auxiliary.