Precious Cargo

The great philosopher Confucius once said, “Study the past if you would define the future.”  CMHS has taken this sentiment to heart throughout the fundraising, design, and construction of the new Community Memorial Hospital; celebrating, honoring, and learning from our history with every step we take forward.

Our past and our future came together in symbolic fashion with the recent relocation of the treasured Millard O. Sheets mural from its long-time home in the Mathilde Huntsinger Garden to its new place of prominence at the entrance to the new hospital.

The Sheets mural, “A Child’s Discovery of Nature,” was dedicated on September 9, 1974, and originally placed at the Brent St. entrance to the hospital.  An expansion in 1996 required that it be moved to the Huntsinger Garden where it has been enjoyed by patients, families, physicians, and staff for over 20 years.

Moving this precious cargo was an incredible feat, accomplished over the course of several days by a team of logistics professionals.  On the momentous day that the mural was raised out of the garden and moved over the existing hospital by crane, onlookers witnessed a pivotal moment in the history of our hospital.

We captured this extraordinary event on video and are proud to share it with our community!