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Parkview Whitley officially opens

October 22, 2011

Scott Gabriel, far left, Parkview Whitley Hospital chief operating officer, and Evelyn Zumbrun, the former owner of the land chosen for the new hospital, cut the ribbon on the new facility Thursday. Also pictured, left to right are hospital board members Kay Fleck, Tim Grissom, MD, Jerry Reiff, Laura Lefever, Mike Packnett, Parkview Health chief executive officer; Jim Fleck, mayor of Columbia City; and Mike Defreeuw, Whitley County Chamber of Commerce president. — Photo contributed

COLUMBIA CITY — The transfer of 21 patients Thursday from Parkview Whitley Hospital’s former Oak Street address to the hospital’s new facility at the corner of Ind. 205 and U.S. 30 was highlighted with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the blessing of the new hospital and the transfer of the chapel Bible from the old facility.
The events marked the official opening of the hospital and the beginning of a new era in health care for Whitley County, according to a hospital officials. 
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