Help HGB honor the past and celebrate the future

HGB recently announced The Promise Project, a $9 million investment in local care and a 15-month renovation that will replace outdated facilities and create a modernized campus. Construction began in April and will continue through the fall of 2019. Heritage Hall is one aspect of The Promise Project and it will create multimedia exhibits devoted to telling the story of the hospital’s past. An important part of those exhibits will be sharing the experiences of patients and community members through their letters, photos, stories, videos and artifacts.

“Many of the families within our community hold the tapestry of our eras,” said Barbara Fulton, HGB director of community development. “Heritage Hall will be made more meaningful the more stories that are shared, and we encourage you to be part of creating this homage to our history.”

Any community member who has a story, idea, experience or artifact they’d like considered for Heritage Hall should contact Dana Pray, HGB experience coordinator, at (517) 543-1050, ext. 15880, or dpray@hgbhealth.com. Submissions will be ongoing, however, community members are encouraged to contact Pray by Monday, July 30, to provide time to prepare for the unveiling of the first phase of Heritage Hall this fall. 

The hospital will commemorate its 85th birthday, honor its past with the initial opening of Heritage Hall, and celebrate its future as part of the Sparrow Health System at its Annual Gala, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13.

This year’s Gala theme is ENERGIZE marked by the quote from Angela Ahrendts, “Think of energy almost like emotional electricity. It has a powerful way of uniting ordinary people, their connected spirit, to do extraordinary things.”

“HGB’s history and future are connected by the stories of local families; who continue to help us do remarkable things in our community,” Fulton said. “We hope all of you will help us build Heritage Hall and celebrate at our Gala in the spirit of honoring all we have accomplished together in the past eight decades.”

More information will be provided soon regarding purchasing tickets for the Gala. Any questions about stories and artifacts for Heritage Hall should be directed to Pray at (517) 543-1050, ext. 15880.