Hedrick Medical Center to Host Journey to Christmas Event on Thursday, December 7

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. — The Hedrick Medical Center Spiritual Wellness Committee will host Journey to Christmas on Thursday, December 7, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. (come and go). Journey to Christmas is a live event previously held in 2018 and 2019. Visitors may enter through the main entrance of the hospital where they will be welcomed with live piano music performed by Jamie Pauls and then led out to The Gardens at Hedrick Medical Center.  Those parking in the south parking lot may enter The Gardens from that direction.

The event will feature four areas that illustrate the story of Christmas. Each area will have live characters. The four areas will be spaced out in the garden area, so some walking will be necessary. Carolers, featuring various community groups, will be singing Christmas carols. The entire walk around the various areas should take 10-15 minutes to complete.

The Spiritual Wellness Committee at Hedrick Medical Center wanted to invite the community to an event that demonstrates Saint Luke’s Health System’s faith-based heritage. Part of Saint Luke’s mission is to enhance the spiritual health of the communities they serve. This annual event is a great way to start the Christmas season and see the story of Jesus Christ’s birth. The community and employees are invited to come out and have a great time experiencing the story of the first Christmas.

As attendees finish the route around The Gardens, they are welcome to come inside to warm up, visit, and enjoy refreshments. The hospital’s gift shop will also be open during the event with an assortment of holiday décor and gift options available for purchase.

Parking assistants will be available to help visitors upon arrival to the campus main entrance. Hedrick Medical Center is located at 2799 N Washington Street, Chillicothe, MO. For questions or information on how to help with the event, please call Jan Singer at 660-214-8126.

Hedrick Medical Center is a member of Saint Luke’s Health System, which consists of 14 area hospitals and several primary and specialty care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the surrounding region.