04.29.2016 Back to News

National Health Care Week: Our 125th Anniversary Celebration Continues

John M. Fraser
President & CEO
Methodist Health System

Celebrating Methodist’s 125 Years Within & Beyond Our Walls

National Health Care Week is especially meaningful for us this year as Methodist celebrates 125 years of compassionate care and medical excellence.

We have come a long way from the 28-bed Methodist Episcopal Hospital and Deaconess Home that opened at 20th and Harney Streets on May 28, 1891.

Methodist has grown into a world-class integrated health system. Our outstanding physicians and 6,000+ employees are making a lasting difference by the way they live The Meaning of Care. Methodist’s future is bright, and we are well-positioned for the challenges and opportunities ahead.

I thank you for your countless contributions to our success, and I invite you to enjoy the following special 125th Anniversary celebrations within and beyond our walls.

National Health Care Week Receptions within MHS: May 2-24

Enjoy the refreshments and camaraderie of 125th Anniversary-themed employee receptions throughout Methodist Health System during National Health Care Week. For the reception schedule, click here.

125th Anniversary Community Events for MHS Employees and Their Families: May, June, July

I invite you and your family to enjoy these upcoming special events.

Methodist Family Night
at Omaha Storm Chasers:
Sunday, May 29

We are hoping for a big Methodist turnout at Werner Park, so do not delay in ordering your tickets for this fun family event.

Please note the deadline to purchase discount tickets has been extended to Monday, May 16.

For event information and the employee order form for up to four $1.25 box seat general admission game tickets (with additional tickets $6, Fun Zone tickets $3), click here. All seats are in sections reserved for Methodist.

[Update from Editor: The employee discount ticket sale ended May 16. To watch the baseball video reminder that posted May 4, click here.]

Methodist Family Free Weekend
at Lauritzen Gardens:
Friday-Monday, June 3-6

Enjoy complimentary admission for Methodist employees and their immediate family members. Methodist employees must accompany their family and present their employee ID to receive free admission.

Free Admission of Immediate Family to the Methodist Weekend at Lauritzen Gardens:

  • Employee is required to be in attendance and must show MHS ID badge
  • Employee’s spouse/partner
  • Employee’s parent(s)
  • Employee’s siblings
  • Employee’s child(ren) & spouse/partner
  • Employee’s grandchildren

Please note that June 5 is Rose Day at Lauritzen Gardens. Public viewing will be from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. See a wide variety of rose blooms on display as well as an array of spectacular floral arrangements. Visit with consulting rosarians to learn about roses and their care.

[Update from Editor: The Lauritzen Garden event was made available to Nebraska Methodist College students on 6/1/16, with NMC student ID required for admission of student and immediate family.]

Methodist Family Free Weekend
at Omaha Children’s Museum:
Saturday-Sunday, July 16-17

Enjoy free admission for all Methodist employees and their immediate families. Methodist employees must accompany their family and present their employee ID to receive free admission.

Free Admission of Immediate Family to the Methodist Weekend at Omaha Children’s Museum:

  • Employee is required to be in attendance and must show MHS ID badge
  • Employee's spouse/partner
  • Employee's children/foster children (0-16 years of age)
  • Employee's grandchildren and the grandchildren's parents

Please note that the special exhibit will be Pirates and Mermaids: Voyage to Creature Cove. Children will have the opportunity to walk the plank, fire cannons, scurry through climbing nets and watch for approaching pirates from lookout points aboard a giant wooden pirate ship. Guests can search for doubloons and other treasures, meet a mermaid or perhaps sing a song or two.

[Update from Editor: The Omaha Children's Musuem event was made available to Nebraska Methodist College students on 6/7/16, with NMC student ID required for admission of student and immediate family.]


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