Memorial Hospital East Celebrates First Birthday with First Baby!
One-year-old David Hanvey wasn’t quite sure what all the fuss was about as he and his family were greeted April 12 with balloons, cake, and hundreds of Memorial Hospital East staff, community members, and family as the youngster celebrated his first birthday.
In addition to being David’s birthday, April 12 also marked the first birthday celebrating the opening of Memorial Hospital East.
Shortly after Memorial Hospital East officially opened for business at 5:30 a.m. April 12, 2016, David’s mother Sasha was admitted. And just after 9 a.m., David, born by caesarean section, became a celebrity as the first baby born at the new 94 all-private-suite hospital in Shiloh.
“Thank you to the communities of Shiloh and O’Fallon for entrusting the Memorial team to bring exceptional healthcare and compassionate service to all who have entered our doors,” said Ruth Holmes, Memorial Hospital East administrator.
“I also want to thank the Memorial employees who have done an excellent job delivering care to our patients at both of our locations. I am so honored to be part of this team.”
“We look forward to our continued growth in the region as our integration with BJC continues to unfold,” Ruth added.
Memorial Hospital East Medical Office Building, a $25-million, 70,500-square foot facility will open in October on the campus of Memorial Hospital East. The new building will provide office space for primary care physicians and physician specialists as well as offer imaging, laboratory, and physical/occupational and speech therapy services.