St. Joseph Hospital celebrates 100 years, unveils new sculpture to honor healthcare workers

EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM) — St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka is celebrating 100 years of rural health care in Humboldt County, and also honoring the frontline workers battling Covid-19.

On Tuesday, the hospital unveiled a 500-pound wooden sculpture that will be on display at the entrance of the hospital to not only celebrate current workers, but also pay tribute to the legacy created when the hospital was founded back in 1920. The sculpture was created by local artist Dane Cowan.

The hospital is also launching vision 2025: Taking Extraordinary Rural Health Care into the Next Century.

This campaign will focus on enhancing primary care, transforming specialty services, and support the community’s health care peace of mind. The Vision 2025 campaign aims to raise $25 million for key services for the cancer, orthopedics, and neuro-rehab departments, as well as the heart institute.