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Memorial Medical Center New Hospital Project Update 1/13/17
Friday, January 13, 2017
    Memorial Medical Center: Small Hospital, Big Difference, Brighter Future!  Back in November, Memorial Medical Center announced they are in the planning process of building a new $40 million facility to continue to serve the health care needs of Clark County and the surrounding area.

    In order to keep the community informed, here's the latest on the progress of the project:

    "MMC has chosen Wold Architects and Engineers, of St. Paul to build the hospital of the future for Clark County.  Wold was chosen based on many criteria but excelled in Critical Access Hospital experience, experience with both the USDA State of Wisconsin Department of Quality, their Project Approach and commitment to utilize local partners.

    Wold recently completed the following projects:  Perham Health, Perham MN, North Valley Health Center, Warren MN and St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll, IA.  Wold will be on site every Tuesday to assist in identifying the best location and lead visioning meetings."

    Memorial Medical Center is also answering any question you may have like these:

    "Q: Where is the new facility going to be located?

    A: MMC has located three or four sites off of Highway 10 in the Neillsville area that they're analyzing. However, it's complicated due to making sure the land owner wants to sell and will the site work."

    "Q: Do you know what's going to happen with the old facility?

    A: Not yet. They do have some time to start to identify potential suitors for the building. They're hoping that somebody will find an interest in this to better the economy of Neillsville. They've had a few preliminary talks with a few interested parties. All very exciting; however, they've asked not to be revealed at this time as they are still seeing how feasible it is for them."

    "Q: What's going to happen to the loan acquired by MMC through the City of Neillsville?

    A: Their current debt they have to do their internal renovations is on hold. So, they currently have 80% of that loan still sitting in the bank. Part of the USDA Loan Process is they're allowed to refinance all of their current debt. So, as they successfully receive this loan, they will then pay off all their debt, including the loan that the city assisted them to receive. By first or second quarter, probably second quarter of 2017, all those debts will be forgiven."

    If you have any questions you'd like answered, feel free to submit your questions to WCCN's News Director by e-mail or contact form.

    posted by Riley Hebert at 10:43 AM | Email Us
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