New Water Wall in Bellin Hospital recognizes Kerwin’s service

02/17/2007

Sculpture is a gift from hospital's corporation members

GREEN BAY - A new water wall sculpture in the Laird Welcome Center in Bellin Hospital is not only meant to provide a soothing atmosphere for patients, families and visitors, but recognizes the leadership and dedication of Bellin's president and CEO, George Kerwin, who recently celebrated 35 years of employment at Bellin.

The water wall is a gift to Bellin by its corporation members who wanted to recognize Kerwin's leadership, which started in 1971 when he was hired to be the housekeeping/laundry manager. Over the years he has held various leadership positions and in 1992 was named president and CEO. Bellin's corporation members are community and medical staff volunteers who serve as advisors to the health system and are the pool from which its board of directors is elected.

"I could never have envisioned the accomplishments, growth and improvements we have made during my years at Bellin," Kerwin said. "I am most proud of the people associated with Bellin Health and I am grateful for the opportunity to work along side them, serving and caring for members of our community."

The Laird Welcome Center where the water wall is located was part of a four-year hospital renovation project Bellin undertook to upgrade all of its hospital facilities which was completed in 2005, one of many projects Kerwin was instrumental in leading. The water wall was unveiled during a recent dedication ceremony.