Centerville hospital to mark 100 years


CENTERVILLE — Mercy Medical Center, formerly St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, is celebrating 100 years of compassionate care to Centerville, Appanoose County and the surrounding area in southern Iowa and northern Missouri.

The official celebration will be held on Friday, Sept. 10 beginning at 11 a.m. with Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Centerville, celebrated by Bishop Martin Amos. Following a luncheon for out-of-town guests, the re-dedication ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. on the hospital grounds followed by tours of the hospital with departmental historical displays provided by the employees. 

A full history of the hospital, with many other interesting facts and personalities is being published and will be available at the hospital’s centennial celebration. A special historical exhibit on the hospital’s history will also be open for viewing that day at the Appanoose County Historical Museum. 

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