Trinity Health has planned a series of events and initiatives to celebrate 100 years of delivering care to the region.
It was on April 25, 1922, that Lutheran congregants from around the area gathered to form an association that would break ground on a 30-bed hospital in Minot. Since then, Trinity Health has grown to become a regional care system, providing a full complement of healthcare services to communities in North Dakota and Eastern Montana.
To mark its centennial year, Trinity has scheduled several events and activities for staff and the community, including employee picnics, a community-wide scavenger hunt, and publication of a centennial cookbook. In addition, Trinity Health Foundation is hosting a fundraising gala, “Return to the Roaring 20s,” March 26 at Sleep Inn & Suites, with proceeds going toward Trinity Health’s new healthcare campus and medical district. To reserve tickets or for information about the gala, visit trinityhealth.org/gala, or call the Trinity Health Foundation at 701-857-5432.
John Kutch, president and CEO, says Trinity’s centennial year is well-timed to serve as a kick-off to next year’s opening of the new campus. “Over the past 100 years we’ve achieved countless milestones and innovations. As we prepare to open our new campus, we’re offering even more clinical advancements and the latest technology that will solidify our place as a regional referral and healthcare system for many years to come,” he said.
Throughout 2022, people who visit trinityhealth.org/100years will be invited to share memories and stories of Trinity’s past. These recollections and stories will be updated continuously, along with old photos, and other updates.
The man behind the shovel: The leading figure in planning, organizing, and building Trinity Hospital was Rev. T.F. Gullixson, PhD., shown turning the first shovel of dirt for Trinity’s original 30-bed hospital.