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Council gets details on hospital project

Windom Area Health officials gave a detailed presentation to the city council recently as the hospital revealed its long-term plans to make Windom a health-care hub in this region.

CEO Shelby Medina explained there has been a steady growth in financial gains and service lines, and that a proposed four-story, $30 million medical office building that could be started later this year is a huge tool in the broader plan to make WAH competitive and attractive.

“We are sound, and we have a good reputation,” Medina said. “I believe Windom can be a medical hub for individuals in this and the surrounding communities. We have a very mobile society. . .why shouldn’t we believe that they will be willing to travel to us if we can prove that we have quality care here?”

Medina said WAH has proven its ability to provide quality care with a committed local workforce, for an area that includes people up to 90 miles away. She stated that two main goals are to serve the needs of the Windom community and local region, and to remain an independent, city-owned hospital.

Please see the June 28 edition of the Citizen for more details on this story.

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