Shelbyville Daily Union

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May 9, 2014

PCH to celebrate 100th anniversary

Pana Community Hospital will celebrate its 100th anniversary Saturday with refreshments and a program beginning at 1 p.m. on the hospital’s front lawn.

Pana Community Hospital, originally Huber Memorial Hospital, was created from the dream of Dr. Jacob Huber, a physician in Pana, Illinois for fifty years. Dr. Huber’s last will and testament provided that money from his estate be used to build a modern hospital. On May 12, 1914, the hospital construction was complete and the building was ready to receive its first patient.

The Sisters of Misericorde of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, maintained ownership and operation of Huber Memorial Hospital until January 20, 1966. With great surprise to the citizens of Pana, they made an announcement that they would be selling the six acre hospital complex. This immediately set the community into action to attempt a purchase of the facility.

Through an entire community effort, the hospital was purchased and the final sale documents were signed on June 20, 1967. The community had worked together and successfully raised over $500,000. The hospital was then re-named and since has been known as Pana Community Hospital.

Throughout Pana Community Hospital’s existence the generosity of our community, past, present and future is the reason our hospital has been able to continue providing extraordinary care. The 100th Anniversary Celebration will be held Saturday, May 10, on the front lawn of the hospital. Gathering and refreshments begin at 1:00 pm with the program starting at 1:30 pm. Immediately following the program, optional tours of the facilities will be available. The Pana High School band will also perform.

In 1914, thanks to the generosity of Dr. Jacob Huber, a “modern institution with a quiet charm” was established. Today, Pana Community Hospital continues to provide critical healthcare services from that same 1914 location to the residents of Pana and the surrounding communities. Pana Community Hospital’s Board of Directors, physicians and staff are dedicated to maintaining our modern institution so that it can provide access to care, quality services and wellness initiatives for the next 100 years.

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