Outlines Hospital's History
May 12, 2006
years ago, the community supported a new hospital project to fulfill
its own needs. Today, Cabell Huntington Hospital is celebrating
its anniversary with a new coffee table book outlining its history.
"We have a really proud history. Cabell Huntington Hospital
was created to care for the community, and that's the whole theme
of the book," said Doug Sheils, the hospital's director of
marketing who served as the book's editor. "The community
really was responsible for building this hospital."
book, "Fifty Years of Caring," is written by James E.
Casto, who spent time searching through local newspaper articles,
hospital archives and newsletters and also conducted relevant
am not a trained historian and I don't claim to be. I'm a storyteller,
and the hospital clearly had a story to tell," Casto said.
"I appreciate the opportunity that the hospital gave me.
I am very pleased with the results and I hope the hospital is
read about Jim's other books and articles,
book is a chance to educate the community about its history through
not only the stories, but also through the many colorful photographs.
complimentary copy of the book is being distributed to its employees,
physicians, volunteers and major contributors, but community members
can purchase it in the hospital's gift shop.
traditionally give our employees a gift for National Hospital
Week, and it really made sense for us to come up with a coffee
table history book," Sheils said. "We wanted to make
sure it was not just a history book per se, but a book as much
forward-thinking as it is the past."