Providence Hospital Welcomes Community to 32nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 1

November 28, 2016 9:39 am Published by

31st-tree-lighting-2015A 32-year-old West Mobile tradition continues this holiday season with the Providence Hospital Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The public is invited to join Providence associates and Auxiliary members for the popular community event on Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the hospital’s main lobby (6801 Airport Blvd., Mobile 36685.)  

Providence Hospital is a member of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system.

For a five dollar donation to the Providence Hospital Auxiliary, those wishing to honor or remember a loved one can have the honoree’s name placed on the Scrolls of Honor that will be on display in the lobby during the holidays. A light for each honoree will be added to the 12-feet tall tree.

Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi will bless the tree and read the names from the scrolls. Following the ceremony, a reception featuring refreshments and holiday music will be held in the adjacent DePaul Center.

Donations from the tree lighting will be added to those from other Auxiliary events to help fund needed projects at the hospital. Proceeds from last year’s events funded the purchase of a shuttle bus for the parking lot and new furniture for the 7th Floor.

More information is available by calling 251-633-1335.

 

About Providence Health System

Based in Mobile, Ala., Providence Health System includes Providence Hospital and Providence Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician network. Founded in 1854, Providence Hospital is licensed for 349 beds and provided care represented by more than 15,000 inpatient discharges and 146,000 outpatient visits last year. Specialized services include comprehensive cardiac care, cancer, orthopedics, obstetrics, a freestanding rehabilitation and wellness center, and an Outpatient Center with dedicated outpatient diagnostic services and surgical suites. Providence Medical Group has 20 practices and more than 70 physicians offering primary and specialty care across southwest Alabama and southeast Mississippi. More information is available at www.providencehospital.org or 251-633-1000. Providence is a member of Ascension, the largest Catholic, non-profit health system in the U.S. which is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.

About Ascension

Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2016, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Approximately 160,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers serve in 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia as part of Ascension’s Healthcare Division. Through its Solutions Division, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.