Orange City Area People Raise Over $3 Million Toward New Senior Facility

Date posted - February 3, 2012

Citizens of Orange City, Alton, Granville, Hospers and neighboring communities have stepped up to the plate for their seniors, pledging a total of over $3 million to a new facility.

Orange City officials report that the public has raised $3,050,000 toward the new Orange City Area Health System Senior Care Facility that will be built on the north edge of Orange City. The “Fulfilling the Promise” capital campaign completes the necessary funding for the senior care facility and campus, slated to be open in the fall of 2013.

Community members as well as health system employees contributed to exceeding the goal of $3 million, with over $200,000 pledged by the health system’s 500 employees.

The new senior care facility, which will be a replacement for Orange City’s two existing nursing homes and will feature a “village” atmosphere, all private rooms, and many “livable” amenities, has a total price tag of eighteen and a half million dollars. Funding is in place and consists of the $3 million in capital campaign pledges, $6 million borrowed from three local banks, nearly $1 million from the cities of Orange City and Alton, and $8.5 million from Orange City Area Health System operating reserves.

By Scott Van Aartsen News Director

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