More than 150 guests, physicians, board members, employees, volunteers, elected officials, supporters, and artists gathered at Northern Westchester Hospital on January 21, 2016 to launch its centennial year and to celebrate 100 years of care. Both the executive and legislative branches of Westchester County government declared January 21, 2016 as Northern Westchester Hospital Day in Westchester.
A ribbon cutting ceremony unveiled a new interactive timeline, a touch screen with video vignettes and audio, that takes visitors through the evolution of 100 years of care in the community. The digital timeline includes key milestones for the hospital such as expansions, technological advances, partnerships, and key moments in medical history.
“Of course, so much has happened between our humble beginnings in 1916 and today: advancements in technology, our enhanced clinical capabilities, the growth and modernization of our campus, and most importantly, the positive impact we continue to have on the people who live in our community,” said Joel Seligman, President and CEO of Northern Westchester Hospital. “Thank you for being part of that rich history and continued evolution.”
Colorful, bright and festive artwork–a collection called “Celebrations”–from the Katonah Museum Artists’ Association (KMAA) and the Westchester Photographic Society (WPS) was unveiled. KMAA and WPS have been filling the halls of NWH and the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center with beautiful artwork for many years. For the centennial year, each organization was asked to provide artwork honoring the Centennial celebration. The exhibit will remain on display throughout the year. Visit: nwhc.net/about-us/100-years
Editor’s Note: Additional Inside Press coverage about the kickoff can also be found theinsidepress.com/tag/northern-westchester-hospital/ Plus, stay tuned. We will be revisiting 100 years of service at Northern Westchester Hospital with our lens on women’s care in our upcoming May editions too.