Wabash County Hospital officials announced that they have closed on the 33 acres of land that had previously been identified as the site for a potential new facility. The land is situated on the south side of Hwy 24, in an area between Alber and Wabash Streets.
“Although it may seem to be a slow process, our building project continues to move forward,” WCH President and CEO Marilyn Custer-Mitchell said. “Closing on the land is another step toward a new facility. With that said, there is still much to be determined.”
Among those items to still be determined is financing. The hospital is in the final stages of gathering information to submit a USDA loan application.
“We would expect to hear some kind of response to that within 60 days,” Custer-Mitchell explained. “That could be anything from questions about our application, to a request for more information or even approval. Approval, of course, would be the best case scenario.”
Custer-Mitchell also said that the building committee, physicians, and hospital leaders have all been looking at architectural plans over the last few months. Those plans have been updated and modified several times in an effort to create optimal efficiency and ease of use for patients and visitors.
Wabash County Hospital is a not-for-profit, 25-bed critical access hospital. Serving the community since 1919, WCH has an active medical staff of more than 25 highly-skilled physicians and more than 30 expert specialists who visit the Outpatient Clinic on a regular basis. Areas of service include General and Orthopedic Surgery, Oncology, Cardiology, Home Healthcare & Hospice, Sleep Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, and much more.