Sacred Heart Health Centre celebrates 30th anniversary of the opening of its current facility

From Left: Site Administrator Barbara Mader, Sue Champion, Cathy Dunne and Rachelle Bérubé at the McLennan Hospital 30th anniversary celebration.

Tom Henihan
Express Staff

On September 28, staff at Sacred Heart Health Centre in McLennan celebrated the 30th anniversary of the opening of the current hospital in 1988.

At the time of the 1988 official opening, then Chairman of the Board, John Guerin acknowledged and thanked the many groups and individuals who played a role in bringing to reality what he called 19-years of planning, giving special mention to the hospital’s former board of directors.

The grand opening took place on September 30 at 2pm and tours of the new facility were offered between 3pm and 5pm.

Along with Chairman John Guerin, the other Sacred Heart Health Centre board members at the time of the official opening were Brian Hrab, Administrator – Gerry Hachey, Assistant Administrator – Larry Meardi, Vice Chairman and Trustees Claude Sirois, Joe Chaibos and Andre Bremont.

A special roast beef dinner took place at Guy-Donnelly Sportex with Ron Schuster as master of ceremonies.

Greetings were offered by Administrator Brian Hrab and Solicitor General Marvin Moore. The music for the event was provided by ‘Better Days.’

To celebrate the 30th anniversary, site administrator Barbara Mader invited the entire staff to the cafeteria to share in a slice of special anniversary cake, coffee and refreshments.

Pictured above, the Laboratory Staff in 1988 – Left to Right: Diane Desgauries, Janice Schlosses, Janet Antonio, Phillipa O’Mahony, Charlotte Racine, (Supervisor) Tom VarHugese and Michael Dupuis.
Sacred Heart Health Centre board 1988 – From Left: Brian Hrab, administrator – Larry Meardi, Vice chairman – Claude Sirois, trustee – John Guerin, Chairman – Joe Chaibos, Trustee- Andre Bremont, Trustee – Gerry Hachey, Assistant Administrator.


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