FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – As ironic as it sounds, what was once considered “the country hospital” prior to its 1900 annexation into the city is now commemorating its 150th anniversary in an unmistakably urban setting.
Under the spiritual guidance and visionary leadership of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, St. Joseph Hospital opened May 4, 1869, in what was before that the 65-room Rockhill Hotel.
To celebrate the occasion, and to kick off a year of community service projects inspired by a 150+ theme, hospital and network leaders, employees, neighbors and other special VIPs will gather Saturday, May 4, in the courtyard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a festive block party. Guests will enjoy live music from Dr. Tom Kintanar’s band, Not My Kids, six food trucks and a kids corner featuring units from the Fort Wayne Fire Department and Lutheran Ground.
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