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July 18, 2013

Hospital dedicates 100th anniversary time capsule

Daviess Community Hospital employees as well as community members gathered Wednesday morning to dedicate the time capsule commemorating the 100th anniversary of the hospital. Hospital CEO David Bixler addressed the nearly 40 on-lookers before the nearly 2-feet tall, white capsule was deposited into the ground.

“I’d like to thank all the committee members for their hard work and all the time they’ve put into getting this time capsule ready,” said Bixler.

Members of the hospital’s 100th anniversary committee spent quite a lot of time gathering the items for the capsule.

“At first, we had a little trouble getting items for the capsule, but then when we held the anniversary events in June, we had two tables full of items,” said Valerie Roark, cardiopulmonary director and anniversary committee member. “We put everything from receipts from the cafeteria to x-ray films and phone books in the time capsule.”

Roark and the other committee members said that they wanted whomever opened the capsule to have an idea of not only the technology used today but also how much things, like prescriptions and cafeteria meals, cost.

The time capsule, to be opened in 2065, was buried in front of the main entrance to the hospital.

“It will be interesting to see how the people who open this 50 years from now react to what we’ve put in. Will they even know what some of the items used for or will technology have changed so much those items will be obsolete?”

Roark said that a list of all current hospital employees, as well as newspaper articles and photographs, were placed in the capsule with the other items.

“I think this will be really unique representation of what the people who work here work with now. It will be really interesting to see what kind of equipment the hospital employees will look like 50 years from now,” Roark said.

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