In August 2, 2015, Thayer County Health Services broke ground on Phase I of their $14.8 million dollare Renovation and Wellness project. The initial phase of the project is the new rehab and wellness center. This new addition was made possible through a generous gift from the Glenn H. Korff estate.
To help fund Phase II of the project, the Foundation is once again conducting a Capital Campaign, Investing in Healthier Tomorrows. The goal for this campaign is to raise $1,000,000 in support to help cover the cost of the the new kitchen and cafeteria. This phase will begin in the fall of 2016, and will replacing the original 1968 hospital kitchen and cafeteria. The new facility will better meet the needs of patients, visitors and staff. Other renovations to the hospital will add to, and further enhance the current services provided. The areas that will benefit the most from the improvements are the emergency room, specialty clinic, the surgery center, and labor and delivery.
Since it was formed in 1984 as a non-profit 501(c)3 foundation, the foundation has conducted successful capital campaigns in both 1994 and 2004. Each of these campaigns raised over $1,000,000 in support from patients, their families, physicians, board members, county alumni, employees, organizations, and businesses.
The outpouring of generosity from the local communities is why these campaigns were successful. Having strong community support is why Thayer County Health Services is a leader in rural healthcare, while other hospitals struggle to survive.
The start of this renovation and wellness project is an exciting new chapter in prevention and wellness for county residents. The renovations being made will position Thayer County Health Services to not only meet today’s healthcare challenges, but the future needs of Thayer County and the surrounding communities. That’s why your continued support is so important.