Mary Miles walked through the front doors of Harriman City Hospital on Dec. 30, 1963, and hasn’t left since.
Now, nearly 50 years later, Miles has decided to hang up her uniform and retire.
Through those years, she has watched the hospital that evolved into Roane Medical Center grow from a small community hospital into a progressive medical center.
“I’m a Harriman native, and I wanted to give back to my community, so I decided to get a job at the hospital,” Miles said. “I never imagined I would still be here today. The hospital has been my home away from home.”