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St. Mary celebrates 40 years

St. Mary Medical Center, in Langhorne, hosted several events this week to celebrate its 40th anniversary, according to a press release from the organization.

Employees enjoyed a staff picnic on Wednesday, the release said, and there was a celebration recognizing nursing excellence, a special Mass, health screenings, a raffle drawing and a T-shirt giveaway.

The hospital opened in 1973 on what was then a horse farm, according to the release, and 3,200 people now work at the complex, which has added a variety of services since its inception.

Recently, St. Mary undertaken several large projects: last month, it announced plans to build a $20.5 million, 50-bed acute rehabilitation hospital, and a few weeks earlier, it completed an $8.4 million expansion that added four operating rooms, along with the second phase of a $22 million emergency department renovation.