HCMH celebrates with public open house

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital celebrated its new wellness hub addition with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday afternoon, kicking off a community open house and tour of the recently completed facility. Pictured front row from left: Chief of Medical Staff Dr. Cassidy Long, HCMH Trustee Molly Varangkounh, former Trustee Steve Long, Trustee Pam Olson, Trustee David Boswell, Trustee President Kevin Bornhoft, Trustee Ashley Emick, former Trustee Scott Curran, Trustee Tim McCartan, HCMH Chief Executive Officer Michelle Sleiter and Chamber President Kiersten Beilke. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

Four-and-one-half years after conception planning began and 19 months after the first shovels of dirt were turned, on Sunday, Humboldt County Memorial Hospital (HCMH) celebrated a well deserved victory.
The hospital hosted an open house and community tours of the new 40,000 square foot, two-story addition, which incorporates the UnityPoint Family Medicine – Humboldt Clinic, as well as many other hospital services and specialties.
People also got a glimpse of repurposed space in the front portion of the old hospital entrance, which includes a new home for the laboratory and additional space for Genevieve’s and the patient registration area.
It was announced earlier this fall that the Humboldt County Hospital Foundation would be leaving a $1 million gift to the 2019 HCMH building project, to be paid in $100,000 installments over a 10-year period.
The pledge represents the largest single gift ever given to the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital.
“It’s something we as a Board had been talking about for quite some time. It’s something we gave a lot of thought to and something that we were thrilled to be able to contribute to," said Ashley Emick, president of the HCMH Foundation Board and also a member of the hospital board of trustees. Read and see more about the new addition in this week's Humboldt Independent.

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