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Madison Hospital celebrates 10 years with historic group photo of employees who have been with the hospital from the start

Monday marked the 10th anniversary of the opening of Madison Hospital after officially opening its doors exactly 10 years ago on February 28, 2012. During its first decade, the hospital expanded from 60 to 90 beds, treated well over half a million patients, and delivered nearly 9,000 babies.

“Madison Hospital’s hard-to-beat combination of quality care and small-town feel has helped us become one of the region’s most popular medical facilities. A staggering 640,000 patients have come through our doors since opening day. Last year set a new record with 5,700 patient admissions. Fortunately, we saw the growth coming and designed the hospital with extra space on the 4th and 5th floors that could be filled in as needed. A major addition in 2017 turned what began as a relatively small 60-bed community hospital into today’s 90-bed facility.”

Madison Hospital’s 10-year celebration featured employees who have been with the hospital since the start. According to the hospital, 53 original employees still work for Madison Hospital.

Hospital President Mary Lynne Wright and 40 of the 53 original employees pictured. (Contributed/Madison Hospital)

Speaking recently with 256 Today, Madison Hospital president Mary Lynn Wright says after 10 years she is most proud of the staff.

“We started off with around 340 employees and we’re up to probably 750 now,” she says. “The staff here are dedicated. They believe in taking it to the next level. They believe in in taking care of our patients and our family members and our visitors. They believe in taking care of each other.”

As much Madison Hospital has grown over the past 10 years, Wright says more growth is on the way.

She advises, “This campus is 25 acres, and it was designed so we can build two more towers on it. We can build what we call the Diagnostic and Treatment Tower which is emergency room, operating room, imaging, and labor and delivery space.”

Wright says Madison Hospital will continue to grow their space and people to meet the needs of the community.

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