RMH Creates Time Capsule

By: Litsa Pappas Email
By: Litsa Pappas Email

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va -- Rockingham Memorial Hospital leaders are celebrating a 100-year anniversary by storing a time capsule for folks to open 100 years from now. Inside the capsule, they put various items that will let people know about what health care was like during our time.

Jim Krauss, the president of RMH, as well as the hospital's board, came together on Tuesday for the ceremony. Krauss helped put the time capsule inside the front wall of the building.

They placed poems and essays describing what health care is like right now in the capsule. They also put a pace maker to show people in the future what technology they used today.

Krauss said it is a great way to store history.

"When we built this building, this is what it was like to provide health care in this community,” said Krauss. “So in the future as buildings get moved, torn down, renovated, time capsules are opened, those people in the future can look back and say, 'Well wasn't that interesting what they were facing back then?'"

The hospital found a time capsule from 100 years ago when the hospital was founded.

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