Celebrating 100 years

Krystle Wagner • Jun 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM

The Grand Haven-based health system’s history was celebrated on the city's waterfront Thursday evening.

Community members, elected officials and employees gathered at the Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium to celebrate North Ottawa Community Health System’s 100 years of service.

NOCHS President/CEO Shelleye Yaklin said they appreciate the opportunity to give back to the community.

“You are the reason that we’re here," she told the crowd. "You’re the reason that we come to work every day. You’re the reason that we consider ourselves servants to all of you, so thank you for giving us the privilege to serve each and every one of you for these past 100 years, and we look forward to a long time into the future, as well.”

The hospital’s auxiliary is also celebrating 100 years. The Elizabeth Hatton Memorial Hospital opened June 1919.

To honor the health system’s long history and contributions to the community, Grand Haven Mayor Geri McCaleb read a proclamation highlighting that history and proclaiming June 15 as North Ottawa Community Health System Day.

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