Standing room only Crowd celebrates hospital’s 10-year anniversary Wednesday

Standing room only Crowd celebrates hospital's 10-year anniversary Wednesday by David Lias Betty Lynn, mayor of Vermillion in 1990 when citizens passed a referendum supporting building a new addition to what today is Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital, was there.

So was Grant Sammelson, who presided as mayor when construction began on the $4.4 million project.

A standing room only crowd turned out Wednesday to help Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital celebrate the 10th anniversary of its new building construction.

Wednesday night, faces from Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital's past joined those who continue to make the institution a leading health care provider in the region.

Former CEO John Paulson, now a vice president with Sioux Valley Hospital and Health Services in Sioux Falls, came back to his old stomping grounds.

Mayor Roger Kozak and the city's past leaders joined Paulson, Mike Chaney, former president of the Dakota Hospital Association, and John Gors, who today serves as president of the Dakota Hospital Association and Foundation to point out the what has been accomplished in the past 10 years.

The ground breaking for the building project took place in April 1992. Work was completed in June 1993.

Read more about Wednesday's celebration in next week's Plain Talk.

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