2008-11-06 / Local & State

FCMC Celebrates First Anniversary

One year after dedication of new hospital
By Jean Snyder STAFF WRITER

A time capsule filled with items from the past year is buried in front of the new hospital to mark its first anniversary. - PHOTO COURTESY OF FULTON CO. MEDICAL CENTER A time capsule filled with items from the past year is buried in front of the new hospital to mark its first anniversary. - PHOTO COURTESY OF FULTON CO. MEDICAL CENTER Fulton County Medical Center (FCMC) celebrated its one-year anniversary on Sunday, November 2. The center was open to the public for self-guided tours from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The celebration was held to commemorate the center's dedication of the new $37-million hospital on November 2, 2007.

Sunday's program began at 1:30 p.m. with the unveiling of the memory wall that depicts the center's 50- plus-year history. At 2:00 p.m. FCMC officials planted a time capsule bearing items from the past year in front of the new facility. At 2:30 p.m. the Community Relations and Development Department unveiled its new Web site in the employee/ visitor dining room.

In a press release issued by FCMC, the public was invited to "remember the past, experience the present and embrace the future."

During Sunday's open house, the public, in addition to touring the hospital, was also able to visit the local artist's hallway, and displays in the main lobby included architects renderings of the new patient services building project. Visitors could also view drawings of the planned environmental impact of the "green" landscaping design.

Refreshments were also served in the employee/visitor dining room.

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