KINGSPORT – Painstakingly preserved newsclippings. Photographs yellowed by age. Healing instruments once so vital, now crude. These are the voices with which Holston Valley Medical Center tells its story.
Sixty-five years of history at the not-for-profit community hospital will be celebrated at the dedication of the Heritage Wall, a stunning new exhibit detailing the achievements, advancements and people who have been the heart of Holston Valley for more than six decades. A dedication ceremony will be held Monday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Heart Center/Discharge Lobby of HVMC.
“This wall will commemorate Holston Valley’s growth and contributions to the community over the past 65 years,” said Janet Brown, Chairman of the Heritage Wall Committee. “We are proud to be able to preserve the heritage of our wonderful hospital by recognizing the events, organizations and people who have contributed to Holston Valley’s ongoing success.”
The Heritage Wall is a project of the Holston Valley Medical Center Auxiliary and is completely funded by the hospital’s volunteers. Since efforts to create the wall began two years ago, supporters have been searching through attics, garages and scrapbooks for mementos to include in the display.
The upcoming dedication ceremony will mark the completion of the first phase of the project. In the coming months, efforts to expand the Heritage Wall to include additional artifacts will get under way.
Nashville-based 1220 Exhibits Inc., the company that designed the recently completed Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, developed the Heritage Wall.