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Mercy Health St. Rita's celebrates 100 years of service

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St. Rita's threw a 100th-anniversary celebration in the Market St. parking lot across from the hospital. St. Rita's threw a 100th-anniversary celebration in the Market St. parking lot across from the hospital.

A century of compassion, faith, and medical care. Mercy Health St. Rita's turns 100 this year and they celebrated the milestone with the whole community.

St. Rita's threw a 100th-anniversary celebration in the Market St. parking lot across from the hospital. There were fun activities like exercise demos and a chance to see a historical photo gallery, which showed just how St. Rita's has grown over time and how the hospital and the people have impacted the region.

"I think it's wonderful to see the hospital grow," says Clovis Ring-Hagood, who has been volunteering at St. Rita's for 24 years. "It's a community asset, there's no doubt about that. The employees are wonderful to work with as a volunteer."

Part of what has kept the hospital growing over the years is the dedication of service from those working there and volunteers like Ring-Hagood.

"I think when you ask about that drive and commitment that the sisters of Mercy brought, all you have to do is look around to our providers, our nurses, our physicians, our volunteers, others, and the care and compassion that they bring them, the calling that they've answered," says Bob Baxter, President and C.E.O. of Mercy Health - Lima and Toledo Regions. "I think it's evident in every touch, every interaction that takes place and so I think it just kind of permeates who we are and what do."

Baxter added that St. Rita's is looking forward to providing service to our community for another hundred years to come.

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