TH&R celebrates 45th anniversary with after hours

Published 7:33 pm Monday, June 30, 2014

Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center hosted Business After Hours Monday afternoon in celebration of 45 years of service.

Ovida Walden, TRH&R comptroller, welcomed everyone for helping the Center celebrate 45 years of service to Pike County and the surrounding areas.

“We are looking forward to another 45 years of serving the people,” she said. “We are dedicated to compassionate care and quality service. Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center appreciates your support. We hope you’ll visit us often. You will be inspired by our residents.”

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Steve Flowers, Alabama columnist and Troy native, gave a brief history of TH&R but said he would be amiss in not mentioning Lister Hill who represented Alabama in the United States Congress for more than 45 years, beginning in 1938.

Flowers said Hill co-sponsored the Hill-Burton Act that provided funds for 35 hospitals in Alabama and 3,000 throughout the nation.

“Edge Hospital opened in Troy the same day Pike Manor Nursing Home (TH&R) opened,” he said. “That was a red-letter day in health care in Pike County.”

Board members were Dr. J.H. Colley, president; Dr. C.L. Golden, vice-president, John W. Gibson, secretary; B.J. Colley, treasurer; and Dr. Ralph Adams, board member.

Johnny Witherington, Troy City Council president, express appreciation to TH&R for its commitment to community.

“Thank you for all that you do for our community,” he said. “And thank you for having us here today in this special place.”