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Discovery Park in Union City TN gets hospital sponsor
L to R: Barry "Skipper" Bondurant, Robert Kirkland, Forest Briggs, Mary Carpenter and Jim Rippy

UNION CITY, TN – August  21  Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City (BMH-UC) has become a Founding Circle sponsor at Discovery Park of America.

BMH-UC will be the name sponsor for a cabin in the historic farm area that will feature buildings and exhibits representing life in rural communities in the mid-1800’s.  The cabin, recently donated by the Wade family, will exhibit doctor’s equipment and supplies from the mid 1800’s giving visitors a look at what medical treatment was like almost 150 years ago.  BMHC will also establish the first aid room in Discovery Center to provide first aid treatment for visitors.

Jim Rippy, Chairman of Discovery Park, said that he was very pleased that BMH-UC had agreed to be a sponsor.  “We want businesses and other individuals to become involved with the Kirkland Foundation in helping bring Discovery Park to reality.  Despite the tremendous funding provided by the Kirkland Foundation, we have many more good things that we can offer with sponsor funding.  We greatly appreciate BMH-UC stepping up and becoming a Founding Circle sponsor and we look forward to others joining them very soon.”

Skipper Bondurant, administrator and CEO of Baptist’s Union City hospital said BMH-UC was proud to become a part of Discovery Park.   “ Discovery Park will be a tremendous educational and entertainment asset for the people of this region. BMH-UC and our employees are delighted to help create a portion of this venue with the historic medical cabin as well as establishing the first aid center.”

Discovery Park of America, Inc. will be a $100 million educational complex with exhibits and interactive experiences in the areas of nature, science, technology, history, and art. Discovery Park is expected to open in mid-2013.


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