Wayne HealthCare Celebrates 100 Years

GREENVILLE — Wayne HealthCare celebrated its 100th anniversary Saturday by hosting a Centennial Celebration, not only mark the occasion, but to showcase the healthcare provider’s new expansion as well.

“This is a celebration and a good day. It’s been a long time coming. We wanted to finally have an open house for this beautiful wing that we opened last March, and we obviously couldn’t do it when we opened in March because of Covid, President and CEO, Jeff Subler said. “It’s good that we had to wait because now it’s also our Centennial.”

Founded in 1922, Wayne HealthCare is a nationally ranked acute care hospital that provides inpatient and outpatient services within Darke County. According to the Foundation Executive Director, Lauren Henry, it takes a village to make the hospital run, especially for as long as it has.

“I just want to thank our staff, our team, and our leaders because they work tirelessly, especially over the last couple of years. It’s been really hard, and they always put the patient first,” Henry said.

She continues to say the staff comes in and provides compassionate care every day and has every year. During her Centennial Celebration speech, Henry recognized Subler for his hard work and dedication to the hospital by providing him with two gifts. One being a cornerstone time capsule to represent the expansion and the other a painting.

“The next one is a beautiful watercolor painting,” Henry said. “It’s been painted and donated by Don Mong.”

Mong was born in the hospital in 1957 and grew up in Greenville before moving to Rhode Island. His donated artwork shows the 1941 Wayne Hospital as it represents the year the hospital’s name was changed from Greenville Hospital to Wayne Hospital and the uniforms nurses would have worn during the time period.

Mong has artwork that he has donated all over town, and the hospital is honored to have one of his masterpieces of its own to display, especially now that visitors are able to view the new expansion.

“It’s been a while since we’ve been able to do an event here at the hospital, and we’ve been really anxious to show off this wonderful expansion,” Henry said.

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