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John Bibby and Laurie Eberst, representatives from the hospital leadership, present a redwood sapling to Bishop Thomas Curry during the Procession of Symbols, a part of a centennial Mass and reception to honor the Sisters of Mercy and those who helped establish the St. John's Regional Medical Center 100 years ago, Saturday, at the Santa Clara Church in Oxnard. The redwood sapling represents the deep roots the Sisters of Mercy and St. John's have made in the community.
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