HUNTINGTON, NY – Huntington Hospital marked its 100th anniversary in the beginning of May and celebrated on May 5 with the unveiling of a painting of the original hospital building and artifacts from the hospital’s history.
Long Island artist Jo-Ann Corretti’s painting was unveiled in front of hospital and Northwell Health staff as well as Huntington community members. They were also treated to viewing the obstetrical equipment of Dr. Sam Teich, a physician who was on staff at Huntington Hospital for more than 50 years and a founding member of the medical staff, and many photos from throughout the hospital’s history. William Frazier, chairman of the board at Huntington Hospital, and Gerard Brogan, Jr., MD, Huntington Hospital executive director, reflected on the hospital’s history and its impact on the community.
Huntington Hospital is in the midst of constructing a new emergency department, set to open in January, which will double the size of the current ED. While doing construction on this facility, a time capsule from the 1960s was discovered. Some of the contents of the time capsule were on display for the hospital’s centennial anniversary.
“Donor Cornelia Prime and the other hospital founders sought to provide Huntington with the finest healthcare of its time; that very spirit is what guides us today,” Dr. Brogan said. “It’s a privilege to lead this hospital at this momentous time and we look forward to continuing to provide outstanding, nationally recognized care to our community.”
For more information about Huntington Hospital, call 631-351-2000.