Cabinet Peaks was formed in 1952 with the backing of community members that were affiliated with the J. Neils Lumber Company and the local St. John Lutheran Church. The church allowed the hospital founders to use their 501c3 status until the hospital received its own. The St. John’s Lutheran name was retained in recognition of the congregation’s support.
“The changes brought to the health-care industry in 2020 and 2021 as a result of the pandemic have had a profound effect on all of us,” Greenfield said. “Now, more so than ever, hospitals have become a source hope, health, and healing. Over the last two years, it has become very clear just how much communities rely on their local hospitals, and it has become crystal clear just how much we rely on all of you! It is, therefore, appropriate and fitting that we celebrate National Hospital Week.
This year the hospital is also celebrating 70 years in Lincoln County.
Cabinet Peaks CEO Tadd Greenfield said that over the last few years health care has been pushed to its limits and it is especially important to recognize the stress and strain on health care workers.