WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover Regional Medical Middle hit a milestone. Fifty years of therapeutic and repair to sufferers.
“Fifty years in the past at this time was one of many proudest moments in our group’s historical past. The day the primary built-in hospital in our area opened,” John Gizdic, New Hanover Regional Medical Middle president, stated.
Tons of of individuals got here out for the fiftieth anniversary celebration in entrance of the medical middle. Many audio system have been current for the ceremony and a brand new sculpture was unveiled to the general public. The statue is known as “The Circle of Life” and Dr. William Salling says he had a particular inspiration when creating the sculpture.
“I obtained to honor my mom. I acquired to consider her fifty years in the past, being right here. This can be a very good feeling,” Salling stated.
Gizdic and Salling additionally says the sculpture encapsulates the feelings sufferers and relations undergo each day on the medical middle.
“It wrote its personal story as I used to be imagining what individuals would really feel in a hospital and issues that they might expertise. So, it wrote its story to me,” Salling stated.
“There are occasions which are joyful and there are occasions which are unhappy. This sculpture depicts all of these moments within the circle of life that we expertise right here, at New Hanover Regional Medical Middle,” Gizdic stated.
In addition to the celebration, New Hanover Regional employees gave out yellow roses to all of their sufferers in honor of the fiftieth anniversary.