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Iyla Fine, 5, gets her face painted at the 25-year anniversary celebration of Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. The celebration also included free Ferris wheel rides.
A celebration 25 years in the making

RED OAK – The big day had arrived; Friday, Aug. 25, 1989. 

Montgomery County Memorial Hospital staff started loading patients into ambulances to transfer them from the Highland Avenue facility to the new one located just north of Highway 34. 

Years of planning and hard work had come to fruition as the then 64,000-square foot, $10.8 million facility was ready to accept patients. 

And they started arriving that morning.