Today marks the 50th anniversary of the 100 Mile House hospital which first opened its doors July.15 1966.
Natalie Kulyk the acute care nurse manager from 100 Mile hospital says the hospital has grown quite a bit over the past 50 years.
“The hospital has developed into what is now the South Cariboo Health Centre, and so it encompasses both the physical hospital itself for in-patients as well as emergency department but also now includes the residential care facilities Fischer Place and Millsite Lodge as well as home and community care, out-patient community physiotherapy and occupational therapy.”
Kulyk says they will be holding a 50th anniversary celebration on July 22nd in the hospital cafeteria from 1-3pm and will feature past and current physicians and employees as well as local elected officials and representatives from the South Cariboo Health Foundation.
The celebration will also feature historical photos and memorabilia and an array of 1960’s vintage automobiles courtesy of the 100 mile cruzers car club.