Healthcare in Utah County changed forever in 1939 when Utah Valley Hospital opened its doors. Now 75 years later, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center wants everyone to help mark this historic anniversary.
“Over the years, our buildings may have changed, but our mission to provide extraordinary care to our patients and their families has remained the same,” said Steve Smoot, Utah Valley Regional administrator. “The community came together to create this hospital and we hope they’ll come together again to celebrate.”
An official event is planned for October 11; however, the celebration is now underway. Below is a list of ways residents can support the festivities:
• Strive for 75 Challenge: Make a commitment involving 75 or 7.5 that will help improve one area of your life. Ideas include drinking 7.5 glasses of water a day, doing 75 pushups each day, saving $75 per paycheck or running 7.5 miles by a certain date. Post the goal you will achieve by October 11 by logging onto http://bit.ly/StriveFor75
. Everyone who posts a commitment will have a chance to win a $75 gift card that will be given away every two weeks until October 11. Earn extra chances to win by posting progress pictures or updates on social media using the hashtag #strivefor75.
• Share A Story: Families grow and people are healed everyday within the walls of Utah Valley Regional. Share your story of how the hospital has impacted your life at http://utahvalleyregional.org/75years
under the “Living History” link.
• Read and see the history: Read the newspaper coverage of the hospital’s opening in 1939 at http://utahvalleyregional.org/75years
. Follow @uvrmc
(Utah Valley Regional) on Instagram to see historical pictures of the facility.
• Attend our Fall Fair: Join the party on Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Utah Valley Regional. Meet our Life Flight crew and tour the helicopter. Compete for prizes in our 75-yard dash. Enjoy free food and see the LiVe Well Jump Rope team perform. All that plus our life-sized Operation Game and much more will be part of this community celebration.
In addition to the public activities, babies born at Utah Valley Regional will also receive a specially designed onesie to mark the 75th anniversary.