LHC Celebrates 131 Years with Dedication of Sister Elisabeth Fedde
Lutheran HealthCare will kick off its annual Mission Week celebration with a special dedication of the new Sister Elisabeth Fedde Heritage Gallery, named in honor of Sister Fedde, the founder of the Norwegian Relief Society, which has transformed over the years into Lutheran HealthCare. Through artifacts, photos and signage, the gallery chronicles the Sister Fedde's earliest days in southwest Brooklyn and pays tribute to the visionaries who made her work possible.
A brief dedication ceremony and speaking program will feature leadership from Lutheran HealthCare and the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Following the dedication, a traditional Norwegian heritage party known as Festpill will take place in the hospital's main lobby. The event will be held on February 25, as that day will mark the 93rd anniversary of Sister Fedde's passing, which is commemorated by the ELCA each year.
As Brooklyn's premier health care network, Lutheran HealthCare (LHC) is a comprehensive medical and social support system committed to providing services for the whole person - physically, emotionally and spiritually. The LHC system of community health providers includes Lutheran Medical Center, the Lutheran Family Health Centers, Lutheran Augustana Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation, Community Care Organization, Inc, senior housing programs and more. Learn about LHC and its 131-year-old commitment to serving Brooklyn neighborhoods by visiting www.LutheranHealthCare.org. Visit http://bit.ly/rRGASG to connect with Lutheran on social media.