Ames Hospital Going for Guinness World Record as it Celebrates 100 Years

AMES, Iowa -- Mary Greeley Medical Center is celebrating its 100th anniversary with what is hoped to be a record-setting party.

The event runs from 2-4 p.m. at the Scheman Center, Sunday, Aug. 7.

At 2 p.m. they will assemble what they hope will be the largest gathering of people born at the same hospital, which could be in the Guinness Book of World Records. The current record is 1,221 held by a hospital in the Philippines.

People can register in advance and on-site registration is also available. Those who were born at Mary Greeley should bring a birth certificate.

"Register for the event the day of to bring your birth certificate any other supporting material you might have," said Steve Sullivan, Director of Marketing and Communications at Mary Greeley. "We have four generations of families  that are going to have reunions, at our reunion."

Ames native and Dallas Maverick basketball player, Harrison Barnes made a video pitching the 100th birthday party as he was also born at Mary Greeley Medical Center.

The hospital was founded in December of 1916 as a gift from Capt. Wallace Greeley in memory of his late wife, Mary Greeley.

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