Osage, Iowa – Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage kicked off its two million “Rise Up Capital Campaign” with an exciting announcement that nearly $400,000 of the campaign goal has been raised to date for the health center’s $12.5 million dollar modernization and expansion project.
At a beam signing celebration at the health center yesterday, CEO Shelly Russell, shared her enthusiasm for the project as well as her gratitude to the extended MCRHC family for their generous contributions to the campaign.
Russell was presented with oversized checks of $135,224 from the MCRHC employees, $128,000 from the MCRHC board of trustees and foundation board, and $23,600 from the MCRHC auxiliary. A representative from Home Trust Savings Bank, an early supporter of the project, also presented MCRHC with a $100,000 check on behalf of the bank’s directors, officers and staff.
Russell announced that the “Rise Up” campaign will be led by co-chairs, Jon Koster of St. Ansgar, John Mulder of Riceville and Jean Brumm of Osage.
Iowa State Senator Waylon Brown emphasized that the health center is a large employer an huge community asset, with an annual economic impact exceeding $10 million dollars; he stressed the significance of having a modern hospital to attract businesses and continue the region’s growth.
The $12.5 million renovation and expansion project is necessary to provide much-needed additional space, greater patient privacy and enhance overall patient experience and safety. In addition to the capital campaign, the project will be funded with $3.5 million of the health center’s cash reserves, with the remainder secured through financing. The project includes a two-story clnic addition, rooftop helipad, a front lobby drive-under-canopy and registration renovations, plus an expanded rehabilitation services area to house cardiac rehabilitation and occupational, speech and physical therapy.
The projected has an anticipated completion date of spring of 2019.
For more information or to make a donation to the “Rise Up” campaign call 641-732-3163.