In 2015, the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) Board committed to a $500,000 matching grant to Clarke County Hospital in support of the expansion efforts at the hospital. To be distributed in annual payments over five years (2015 – 2020), the grant helped kick off the $24 Million expansion project. At the August CCDC Board meeting, the board presented the final $150,000 to Clarke County Hospital Foundation representatives, Ron Schlichte (Foundation President) and Melanie Boyd (Chief Experience officer).
The $24 Million “Transform Your Community’s Health Care” campaign resulted in the renovation and expansion of Clarke County Hospital. With support from the CCDC as well as through grants and donations made through local businesses and private donation, the renovated and expanded areas were opened in May of 2016. The CCDC pledge had a 1:1 matching challenge to the CCH Foundation. Ultimately, the grant, including the commitment from the CCDC, raised over $1,000,000.
“Having the ability to help our hospital grow, increasing its service to our community, is one of our highest priorities,” said Bill Trickey, CCDC Executive Director. “The value of having a nationally-recognized health facility located in our back yard is immeasurable.”
The renovation provided new clinic space for the community, an expanded ER and surgical area, plus a new entrance with enhanced patient experience spaces including individual registration rooms, a snack/gift shop, waiting area, and more.
Next time you walk through the new doors at Clarke County Hospital or visit the new Clarke County Clinic, know the facility and the services provided are made possible in part by the support of the Clarke County community and organizations like the Clarke County Development Corporation.
If you have questions about the hospital renovations or clinic updates, contact Clarke County Hospital, 800 S Fillmore St, Osceola, IA 50213, or call (641) 342-2184.