Garden dedicated to visionary WMC chief Carl Napps

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Posted: November 16, 2013

The Winchester Star

The family of the late Carl Napps, former administrator of Winchester Memorial Hospital — daughter-in-law Ann Napps (from left), grandson Michael Morris, son Greg Napps, daughter Shirley Napps and widow Judy Napps — listen to a speaker on Friday morning during the dedication ceremonies for the Carl Sheats Napps Memorial Garden in the Winchester Medical Center courtyard. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Judy Napps speaks at the dedication of the WMC courtyard garden in her late husband’s honor.
Judy Napps, widow of former Winchester Memorial Hospital administrator Carl Napps, speaks on Friday morning in the courtyard of the Winchester Medical Center during dedication ceremonies for the Carl Sheats Napps Memorial Garden. Seated are Napps’s daughter-in-law Ann Napps (from left), grandson Michael Morris, son Greg Napps, daughter Shirley Napps, Chaplain Peter Ford, WMC Board of Trustees Chairman Tom Gilpin, former colleague Dr. Jack Helm, former board member Jimmy Wilkins and Valley Health President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Merrill. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — A memorial garden was dedicated on Friday at Winchester Medical Center, honoring the man who played a large part in shepherding a small-city hospital into a regional complex.

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