Hospital to host ribbon cutting in Chilton County

Published 3:04 pm Thursday, September 29, 2016

St. Vincent's Hospital has its grand opening ceremony on Friday. (Photo by Anthony Richards)

St. Vincent’s Hospital has its ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday. (Photo by Anthony Richards)

The wait is almost over, as St. Vincent’s Hospital conducts a ribbon cutting for its Chilton County facility on Friday.

“The energy around the hospital is amazing and our staff is eager to deliver care to the community,” St. Vincent’s Administrator Suzannah Campbell said.

Chilton County is the largest county in Alabama without a hospital, but that will soon change.

According to Campbell, the hospital was several years in the making and St. Vincent’s Health System knew it was an opportunity to further serve this community and provide people with access quality healthcare.

“We are working as a team and reaching out across departments throughout the hospital to support each other,” Campbell said.  “From assembling linen carts to stocking shelves, everyone is really going above and beyond to ensure this facility is ready.”

Those who have played an instrumental role in making the hospital become a reality include the Chilton County Commission, Health Care Authority and local representatives.

Judge Sibley Reynolds will represent the Chilton County Healthcare Authority, while Chilton County Commissioner Allen Caton and Clanton Mayor Billy Joe Driver will also be on hand.

Each of these vital members will share a few words with the audience during Friday’s ceremony.

The Ribbon Cutting will place at noon and will be followed by a reception and tours of the facility.

An open house will also take place on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

“It will really be about celebrating this journey,” Campbell said.