Memorial Hospital Chapel
by: Bobby McDonald
Wanda Galyean, representing the Hospital Volunteers, welcomes guests to
Wednesday's Re-Dedication Service for Memorial Hospital's Chapel.
It was a large gathering of supporters that gathered on Wednesday afternoon, at 1:30 p.m., at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, for the Re-Dedication Ceremony for the Hospital Chapel. Having been closed while the expansion project at the hospital was completed and during the following "flood" damage repair, it was with delight that the Chapel was once again re-opened for use by family members and patients, seeking refuge at Hopkins County Memorial.
This picture was donated by friends and family, in memory of Bobbie Skidmore,
longtime Memorial Hospital Volunteer.
"We're just so excited to be able to once again offer this place of refuge!" expressed Wanda Galyean, as she welcomed guests, representing the Hospital Volunteers. "It's a place to offer solace for those who need to speak to God and receive his comfort!"
Representing the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board, Joe Bob Burgin, lent his enthusiasm for the re-dedication and the many, many volunteers that have made the facility available for use. "We have all but the door completed, and we have a picture of it on the present door!" exclaimed Burgin. "And, it's being made as we speak!"
"We want to thank the many businesses, individuals, and organizations that have made this possible," expressed Jackie Thornton, with the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Foundation. "We've received help from everywhere, from individuals donating in memory of loved ones, to purchasing equipment for the room, and lending their help in every way possible! Thank you to all who have made this possible!"
Wednesday's re-dedication service ended with the Rev. Jim Moore, Hopkins County Memorial Hospice Chaplain, offering a blessing on the facility and the many who would use it in the future, as a place of comfort and solitude, during their times of need!
A reception followed, hosted by the Hospital Foundation Board and Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.