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Harding Hospital 100th Anniversary


Harding Hospital 100th Anniversary Celebration Weekend

Friday, September 2, 2016, 10:30 AM

Harding House
430 E Dublin Granville Rd, Worthington, OH 43085

Harding Hospital and the Ohio Historical Society will place and dedicate a historical marker to commemorate the 100 year founding of the hospital. The building will be open for tours immediately following the dedication.

Sabbath, September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM & 11:30 AM

Worthington Seventh-day Adventist Church
385 E Dublin Granville Rd, Worthington, OH 43085

Former Harding physicians, staff, Worthington church members and friends are invited to attend this heritage celebration. Contact Harding Heritage Foundation at 614.885.4426, hardingheritagefdn@att.net or the Worthington Adventist Church at 614.885.7812 for details.

More about the weekend:

Harding Heritage Foundation and Worthington Seventh-day Adventist Church Sponsor 100 Year Celebration

On September 1, 2016, Harding Hospital and the Worthington Seventh-day Adventist Church will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the founding of Harding Hospital by Dr. George T. Harding III, the first Seventh-day Adventist psychiatrist and his fellow church members. 

On September 2 and 3 celebration events will be held in the Worthington (Ohio) Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Former physicians and staff members, former Worthington church members and other interested persons are invited to attend and participate. 

Elder Lowell Cooper, chair of the Loma Linda University Board and former Vice President of the General Conference will be the worship speaker on Sabbath morning September 3, at 9:00 and 11:30 am.  Drs. George Harding IV and Richard Harding will show historic photos and remind those present of ways in which God's leading was manifest in this first Seventh-day Adventist psychiatric hospital. 

The origin of Worthington Foods, the development of the Psychiatric Residency and other mental health professional education programs followed.  In 1973 Harding and Ohio State University Medical Center merged their educational program and in 1999 merged their treatment program becoming OSU Harding Hospital.
The contributions of administrators Daniel K. Nicola and James Hagle, Drs. Harrison Evans, Charles Anderson and S.R. Thorward, nursing directors Elizabeth Sterndale and Marge Hay and others will be highlighted with opportunity for those attending to ask questions and offer comments.  How individual members and churches can prepare for and continue this healing ministry will also be addressed. 
For further information, telephone the Worthington Seventh-day Adventist Church at 614.885.7812 or Harding Heritage Foundation at 614.885.4426, email hardingheritagefdn@att.net.  Mail: 430 E. Dublin Granville Road, Worthington, OH 43085.

The Worthington Seventh-day Adventist church is located at 385 E. Dublin Granville Road, Worthington, OH  43085.

Interested in learning more about the Harding legacy? 

Read this article from 2007, originally published in the Columbia Union Visitor (click link for PDF).