At a public meeting on Thursday, January 28, the St. John's Medical
Center Board of Trustees issued a Centennial Proclamation recognizing
St. John's Episcopal Church, Jackson, WY, for its significant role
in the history of the hospital.
The Proclamation was pronounced by board secretary Elizabeth Masek, on
behalf of board chair Michael Tennican and St. John's Medical Center.
St. John's Episcopal Church Interim Rector Ron Pogue was in attendance
at the meeting to accept this honor on behalf of the Church. Also attending
on behalf of the church were Jan Henderson, senior warden; and Frank Johnson,
St. John's Episcopal Church Rector from 1981 to 2000, whose comprehensive
recording of the early history of St. John's Hospital was included
in his book, "A History of the Episcopal Church in Jackson Hole."
St. John's Episcopal Church, demonstrating great leadership and resolve,
built Jackson Hole's first hospital in 1916. The Church was responsible
for operating St. John's Hospital for more than four decades, until
a community board was formed to oversee the growing health care needs
of the region.
"Throughout our centennial year, we want to take every opportunity
to thank the individuals and organizations that have helped St. John's
become a modern medical center of a caliber seldom found in a rural, remote
town such as ours," said SJMC communications officer Karen Connelly.
"It seems fitting to start at the beginning, with the incredible
story of the perseverance and generosity of early Church leaders and the
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 739 7380,
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
care, clinical excellence, and community wellness through a full-service
hospital, primary care and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
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