Today, an event kicked off the centennial, capital campaign that honors the original Methodist Hospital tower.
The Covenant Milestones event, held outside next to the original Methodist Hospital tower at 21st Street and Louisville Avenue, proclaimed the beginning of Covenant’s year-long centennial festivities, the beginning of its public Keeping the Covenant capital campaign, and honored the original Methodist Hospital tower before demolition begins.
“We’re proud that Covenant Health has served the region for 100 years in various forms, and of our Christian ministry of healing, beginning with our Methodist and Catholic roots,” said Richard Parks, regional CEO of Covenant Health. “The Keeping the Covenant campaign and master facilities plan is our promise to continue that century-long tradition of caring for our neighbors, friends, coworkers and families into the next 100 years and beyond. There are many opportunities for the community to help support that journey, and together, we will continue the proud legacy of giving back to the place we call home.”
Suzanne Blake, chairwoman of the Keeping the Covenant steering committee, announced the public phase of Covenant’s master facilities capital campaign. “I recognize the significance and impact of the excellent healthcare we have here in our community and Covenant’s vital role in the delivery of care,” she said. “The renovations, new construction and technology at Covenant will help retain and attract top-tier physicians and we as citizens have an important role in support of Covenant’s mission so Lubbock remains the medical city in the South Plains.”
Karen Worley, co-chairwoman of the Covenant Centennial committee, said the events planned for the 100th anniversary of Covenant Health are designed to deliver a message of thankfulness and celebration over a period of approximately a year at all Covenant Health facilities across West Texas and eastern New Mexico.
“We want to honor our history, to thank our patients, staff, physicians, and community, and to promote faith and healing for the next 100 years” she said.
The Covenant Foundation is seeking relevant artifacts from the different eras of history, to borrow or to have gifted, to create displays for the duration of the centennial celebration. Those would be any item (pins, photos, uniforms, mementos, etc.) from the Lubbock Sanitarium and Clinic; nursing schools (including Lubbock and Post sanitariums, Methodist and Covenant); Lubbock General Hospital; Methodist Hospital; Plains Hospital and Clinic; and St. Mary of the Plains Hospital. For questions or more information, contact the Covenant Foundation at (806) 725-6089.
For more information on Covenant’s centennial celebration, visit www.covenant100.org.