Fundraising for the new Clyde Family Physicians clinic being built in Clyde has surpassed $110,000 with the announcement of a $31,000 grant awarded to the effort by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Logan, Kan.
“One of the focuses of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation is healthcare, and we’re very thankful for their recognition of the importance of local healthcare through this generous grant,” said Dan Thalmann, campaign director for the clinic project. “We’re excited to bring this million-dollar project to the community. Our patients asked for a new, modern clinic and we’re committed to delivering that to them. We believe this clinic will serve everyone well into the future.”
Construction of the modern, comprehensive medical clinic started in July and has progressed quickly over the last couple weeks at the northeast corner of Washington and N. High Streets, north of the Park Villa nursing home. Trusses are up and sheeted, so passers-by can see what the architecture will look like.
The clinic will include a comfortable lobby, six exam rooms, a procedure room, lab and other administrative and support spaces. The new building will replace a facility on Campbell Avenue that has been rented for 30 years. The construction timeline shows an opening date around Feb. 1.
The Building for a Healthy Future campaign is being coordinated through the Clay County Hospital Foundation with help from a Local Support Committee and has raised $110,600 so far through room sponsorships and donations to pay for furnishings, fixtures and equipment (FF&E). The campaign has a goal of raising $150,000 toward the effort. Over half the rooms have been sponsored. Naming rights are still available for $10,000 each on six more rooms. Pledges for those rooms can be extended over three years.
“Sponsoring a room is a great way to bolster the clinic effort and donors can even memorialize their family or other loved ones with the room-naming opportunity,” said Thalmann.
Any donation of any amount will be recognized on a donor recognition board that will be placed in the lobby. Any funds received above the cost of FF&E will be held in a contingency fund specifically for future FF&E needs at the Clyde clinic.
“We will be mailing out donation forms soon and we invite the community to pledge toward the future of local healthcare with the Clyde Family Physicians clinic,” said Thalmann. “We appreciate the amazing support we’ve received so far and we’re very excited to see this clinic come to fruition.”