Swedes Celebrates Anniversary

Swedish American is celebrating its 94th anniversary.

About 1,500 employees, volunteers and guests attended a luncheon in honor of the founding of the health system Monday, and they put up the final beam for Swedes' new heart hospital. Employees signed the beam.

After construction workers set the beam Swedes hosted a neighborhood festival.

The executive vice president and CEO says Monday's events are also a way to thank Swedish American's neighbors.