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August 21, 2017
TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital hosted a Viewing Party to celebrate the first total eclipse to cross the United States since June 8, 1918. The lawn near the helipad was filled with staff and their families as watched the historic Eclipse of 2017. Totality lasted from 1:27 pm to 1:28 pm.
TriStar Greenview hosted the viewing party with fun refreshments that included Moon Pies, Starburst, Sun Chips, Milky Ways, Sun Kist and Sunny Delight. A special musical playlist also set the mood with variety of tunes including Total Eclipse of the Heart.
Many staff contributed to the fun. Leading the momentum was Andrew Bedi, COO of TriStar Greenview. "It's always fun to host our staff and their families so we can share in such a historic event. It the part of the Greenview Difference - being part of a family", said Bedi. Cindy Byrn, Plant Operations Service Coordinator, shared information her husband a Science/Biology/AP Environmental teacher, which outlined what to expect based hospital's location of viewing. Alisa Wells, RN in our Endoscopy department brought along her daughter an astronomy student at Western Kentucky University with her special telescope. This telescope was special built so the eclipse can be viewed without special glasses. She was our special guest host that guided partygoers through the phases of the eclipse and explained the special effects visible from the eclipse.