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Lodi Memorial Hospital Celebrates 65 Years and Exciting Changes Ahead

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More than 1,500 Lodi Health employees and community members gathered at Hutchins Street Square on Feb. 6 and 8 to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Lodi Memorial Hospital at events called “65 and Strong.”

“Our 65th anniversary is such an important milestone that we took the opportunity to bring together all of our employees and many volunteers, physicians and friends to both celebrate our legacy and discuss our future,” said Lodi Health President and CEO Daniel Wolcott.

In addition to celebrating a milestone anniversary at these events, Lodi Health launched a new mission, strategic vision and set of core values. A new name and brand, to launch later this year, were also unveiled.

“We are in the process of changing our name from Lodi Health to Adventist Health Lodi Memorial, and we are doing this as we strengthen our connection to the rest of Adventist Health and add focus to our roots in whole-person community health,” said Janelle Meyers, Lodi Health’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations. “Our new logo, which is vibrant, colorful and bold, better reflects who we are and where we are going as an organization,” Meyers said.

The organization’s new mission statement, Living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope, broadens the health care system’s focus from solely caring for the sick to helping communities be healthier. It also reflects the organization’s heritage of providing physical, mental and spiritual care.

At the events, attendees enjoyed an hour-long presentation that featured videos and information about the organization’s history and future. Afterwards they celebrated in fellowship with food, free Adventist Health swag, a historical display, music and games such as corn hole with the CEO.

“While it’s true that we are changing the way we look and setting new goals as an organization, who we are is not changing. We will continue to deliver excellence to this community, and we feel especially grateful for the community’s support throughout the years,” Wolcott said.