Memorial Hospital (MMH) celebrated the Open house and ribbon cutting of its
newest clinic in Oneida on 27th April 2018, in front of a full
crowd. Many community members and leaders
attended, including members of the Oneida Planning Committee, James Ed, the
Mayor of Manchester, William Sexton, Superintendent of the CC School Board and various
began with Erika Skula, President/CEO of Manchester Memorial Hospital welcoming
everyone to the venue. She spoke about the rich historic background of the
Oneida location and the original clinic that was built there in the early 70s.
“It is indeed our privilege to be able to come back to the original location
and extend our mission within this community again,” said Skula. She then
introduced the clinic team to those gathered, inclusive of Ginger Smith, APRN,
Eric Woods, Michelle Reed and Cindy Hall, the clinic manager.
Memorial Hospital is always looking for better ways to deliver high-quality,
cost-effective health care, and now we have the opportunity to provide greater
access to expanded services in Oneida,” said Skula. “We are confident that the
new facility would allow us to better address the growing demand for health
care in our area, which will help make our whole community healthier.”
Gritton, President of the Oneida Baptist Institute (OBI) and member of the
Oneida Committee then took the podium for a prayer and to build more on the
history of the area and how important this new clinic is for the community. At
this time, he also took a moment to honor Mabel Ruth ‘Skip’ Spell, one of the
original nurse practitioners of the area, with a plaque. Another collage and
plaque have been put up inside the clinic to honor Skip. Mr. Gritton also
gifted the original Oneida Clinic sign, a beautiful wooden piece of art in
perfect condition, to the clinic, which was installed right outside.
the Plant Services Director for the hospital closed the event by doing a
devotion that moved the crowd. He also shared his own personal experience of
how the new clinic build started and got completed in record time and what it
meant for the people of the Oneida community to have medical services this
close to home. He also mentioned the site and plans for the new water kiosk
that the hospital is going to build in Oneida to facilitate clean drinking
water within the community.
cutting was carried out by Erika Skula and Skip Spell, along with the C-Suite
of the hospital, clinic team and the Oneida Committee. Light refreshments were
also served at the occasion, and clinic tours were arranged for the visitors.
Oneida primary Care clinic is located on 145 Orchard Street, Oneida, KY 40972. For
more details about the clinic log on to www.manchestermemorial.org or call 606-847-4000 to schedule