(Chamberlain, SD) - Sanford Care Center Chamberlain plans an open house and ribbon cutting on Thursday, October 14 to officially welcome the public to the newest nursing home in South Dakota. A brief ceremony and ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. with tours of the facility afterward until 5 p.m. The open house comes less than a year after groundbreaking ceremonies were held in October 2009.
The facility, attached to the west end of the Sanford Medical Center Chamberlain, offers five different room configurations for 44 residents. Each wing has its own home-like living and dining room area. There is a central activity area with a fireplace and beautiful windows looking out over the central courtyard. The new location on the hospital campus also allows for more efficient medical services for both residents and staff.
“We wanted to make this a comfortable home for our residents,” said Sanford Medical Center Chamberlain CEO Maureen Cadwell. “This facility exceeds today’s standards for residential living and provides a wonderful environment for our current residents and those who may need our services in the future.”
Funding for the project was provided by Sanford Health with nearly $850,000 raised locally through a capital campaign effort.
“The local board recognized the need for a new facility and together with Sanford the partnership was able to achieve our goal of building this new facility for the Chamberlain region,” stated Ed Weiland, President, Sanford Health Network