CELEBRATING 100 YEARS: CENTENNIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

A celebration of our past, present, and future. Two extraordinary milestones—our Centennial and the planned conclusion of ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health—coincided in 2023!
See below for recaps of special events, gatherings, and programs hosted by Doylestown Health Foundation and community partners.

A YEARLONG CELEBRATION OF EVENTS

February 2023

BRICKS AND MORTALS - THE CENTENNIAL EXHIBIT

A Photographic Retrospective of Doylestown Hospital

For event recap, click here.

April 2023

CARING ACROSS CONTINENTS 


Poster Session Celebrating Doylestown Health Medical Missions and Innovation

Held at Pearl S. Buck International Cultural Center on April 25. For event recap, click here

CARING ACROSS CONTINENTS 


A Celebration of Medicine from Doylestown to Dakar 

Cocktail Reception and Dinner

Held at Pearl S. Buck International JLM Center on April 25. For event recap, click here.

CENTENNIAL FLAG DESIGN CONTEST


Designs submitted by Medical Staff, Associates, and Volunteers of Doylestown Health

Congratulations to Michele Zosulis, for winning the Centennial Flag Design Contest. As part of Doylestown Health’s Centennial year celebrations, creative and meaningful flag designs were submitted by our Associates, Medical Staff, and Volunteers. Members of the Village Improvement Association selected the winning design. Click here for a recap.

Design resources, such as the Centennial Graphic Identity Guidelines, are located on the Doylestown Health intranet page under the Centennial Toolkit: 

May 2023

“THROUGH THEIR EYES” AUTHOR TALK

A Discussion on the 100-year History of Doylestown Hospital

Panel featuring Author Cookie Biggs, Jim Brexler, Rich Reif, and Marianne Chabot with Moderator Sheri Putnam

Held at James Lorah Memorial Home on May 10. For event recap, click here.

June 2023

ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC

Benefitting the One Vision Campaign and the Teen Volunteer Scholarship Fund

Held at Jericho National Golf Club on June 5. For event recap, click here.

VILLAGE FAIR – Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Presented by the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA)

Held on June 24 at Central Park in Doylestown, attendees enjoyed an afternoon of fun and fundraising with food, games, prizes, and entertainment! In addition to raising money for the local welfare and improvement of our community, the event celebrated the centennial year of the founding of Doylestown Hospital by the VIA.

July 2023

Voices - A History of the VIA of Doylestown

Presented by the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA)

The play “Voices,” written by Joy Nash and directed by Griffin Horn, premiered at the Phillips Mill Playhouse in July. This historical drama set in 1895 celebrated  Doylestown Hospital and the women of the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA) who founded it 100 years ago.

September 2023

DONOR APPRECIATION EVENT

Bucks County Classic Bike Race

Annual, family-fun, donor appreciation event held at the Bucks County Classic on September 10. Guests enjoyed cheering on the racers, balloon twist art, and connecting with family and friends. Click here for an event recap and photos.  

October 2023

CENTENNIAL DAY OF GIVING

The Doylestown Community Comes Together for a Day of Giving

Second annual Day of Giving focusing on the IMPACT of quality healthcare delivery to our community. For more information and a recap of the event, click here.

FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

In Appreciation of Doylestown Health Associates, Medical Staff, and Volunteers

Hosted at the historic Fordhook Farm in Doylestown on October 6 – a Food Truck Festival celebrated our Associates, Medical Staff, and Volunteers and their extraordinary support of the One Vision Campaign and a century of caring for our community. Click here to view a video recap and photos from the event.

ONE VISION CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION

Supporters of Doylestown Health’s One Vision: The Campaign for Doylestown Health

A special celebration at the historic Fordhook Farm in Doylestown was held on October 7. Leadership donors gathered to commemorate our Centennial and the impact of ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health. Click here to view a video recap and photos from the event.

DOYLESTOWN HEALTH FOUNDATION SPECIAL RECOGNITION CENTENNIAL EVENT

A Garden Party for Supporters of Doylestown Health

An annual event recognizing our most generous supporters. We were pleased to host this year’s event at the historic Fordhook Farm in Doylestown on October 8. Guests enjoyed the beauty of the themed gardens and sculptures, and touring the eighteenth-century Burpee manor home. Click here to view a video recap and photos from the event.

FOUNDER’S DAY

Rededication of Doylestown Hospital

Held on the Doylestown Hospital campus, a community-wide celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the very first Doylestown Emergency Hospital on October 9, 1923. Highlights from the event included speakers, performances by the Lenape Middle School Choir and CB West Marching Band, and the raising of the commemorative centennial flag. Click here to view a video recap and photos from the event.

MICHENER ART MUSEUM

Free Admission in honor of the Centennial, exclusive to Doylestown Health Associates, Medical Staff, Volunteers, VIA Members, and their families

The Board of Directors at the Michener Art Museum acknowledged the incredible contribution all Doylestown Health Associates have made to the Bucks County community by offering free admission to the museum for the month of October. The free admission was exclusive to all hospital and physician office Associates, medical staff, volunteers, VIA members, and their families. 

November 2023

22nd ANNUAL RAFFLE

Proceeds Benefit Children's Village Early Childhood Education Center

The Raffle Drawing was held live on Facebook on November 17 at the Children’s Village Hubbard Playhouse.  

Nearly $75,000 was raised to support Children’s Village. A special thanks to our raffle sponsors, American Heritage Credit Union and Simply Fresh and McCaffrey’s Food Markets, for their partnership and generous support and to all of the participants. Click here for a recap of the raffle and a list of winners.

Through December 2023

October 1 through December 31

THE DUSTY ROAD TO DOYLESTOWN HOSPITAL

In partnership with the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA), the Mercer Museum presented this unique exhibition in honor of our Centennial.

Mercer Museum, Martin & Warwick Gallery, Doylestown, PA

This exhibit celebrated the centennial anniversary of the founding of Doylestown’s first hospital in 1923, and the vital role played by the VIA in its formation.  Doylestown Hospital’s origin story is unique in this country’s history, beginning in 1895 when a group of local women mobilized to improve the health and wellness of their community, and founded the VIA. For more information, check the Mercer Museum website.

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