The Harding Heritage Foundation of Worthington is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Harding Hospital's founding with a series of events this week.

The Harding Heritage Foundation of Worthington is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Harding Hospital's founding with a series of events this week.

The hospital, originally located at 445 E. Dublin-Granville Road, moved to Columbus in 1999 after merging with the Ohio State University in 1973. It now sits at 1670 Upham Drive.

To celebrate the founding of the hospital, the Harding Heritage Foundation is hosting events Thursday, Sept. 1, through Saturday, Sept. 3.

Today's events will be hosted on the OSU campus, catering to current students and faculty, former residents and staff and their guests.

At 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, a Ohio History Connection marker will be unveiled at the former Worthington site. Representatives from the city of Worthington, Harding Heritage Foundation, OSU, Ohio History Connection and Step by Step Autism Academy will be on hand.

At 7 that evening, George Harding IV and Richard Harding will be joined by former staff members to present "Harding Hospital -- The First 100 Years," a collection of photos and documents illustrating the hospital's story. Worthington Seventh-day Adventist Church, 385 E. Dublin Granville Road, will play host for the event.

Saturday, Sept. 3, concludes the celebration, with the Worthington campus hosting a luncheon at 1 p.m., a panel discussion at 2:30 p.m. titled "The Benefits and Challenges of Integrating Spirituality/Religion into Mental Health and Mental Illness Treatment," a "comprehensive health and mental health education program" at 3:45 p.m. and "music, reflection and a benediction" at 4:45 p.m.

Parking is available in the Worthington Seventh-day Adventist Church parking lot for all Worthington portions of the celebration.