St. Vincent's One Nineteen will celebrate its 10th anniversary and upcoming expansion with its annual block party on June 13.

St. Vincent’s One Nineteen will celebrate its 10th anniversary and upcoming expansion with its annual block party on June 13.

One Nineteen marks anniversary, expansion with block party

 By Stephanie Holderby

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We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary and expansion project with our largest free Block Party and Health Festival yet on June 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen. Like every year, everyone is invited.

But this year’s event is like no other.

The popular band Act of Congress, which has performed for Disney, NPR and as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. State Department, will present a live concert at our free community event. In addition to our ever-popular Block Party activities that draw area residents annually – food vendors, free health screenings, fitness demonstrations and kids’ activities – this year’s 10-year birthday bash will include new all-ages fun.

My favorite might be the 70-foot inflatable obstacle course, though I won’t know for sure until I try the rock climbing wall and tethered hot air balloon ride.

Your St. Vincent’s One Nineteen associates have been planning this Block Party for months. They want it to be a like-no-other celebration. I think that’s an appropriate goal, since 2015 not only marks our 10th birthday, but also introduces an expansion of the like-no-other services we committed to offer our community when we opened in 2005.

This event offers us a chance to not only have a lot of fun with area residents, but celebrate the community we serve.

Our June 13 gathering also gives you a chance to learn more about the full range of wellness services we offer, from spa to fitness, nutrition to physical therapy, seminars to physician offices, camps to diagnostics and – coming later this year, ambulatory surgery, an urgent care center and even more medical offices. That additional office space allows us to extend our specialty offerings to best fit the needs of area residents.

Come celebrate our 10th anniversary and expansion on Saturday, June 13. If you can’t come then, drop by to browse the spa gift shop, ask about year-round children’s activities or enroll in our fitness program. You’ll soon see how St. Vincent’s One Nineteen’s commitment to health care is like no other.

For more details on the Block Party or other events and services, visit or call 408-6600. St. Vincent’s One Nineteen’s is just off U.S. Highway 280, at 7191 Cahaba Valley Road (Alabama Highway 119).

 Stephanie Holderby is the Executive Director of St. Vincent’s One Nineteen.