As you drive on Highway 59 you can’t help but see the signs of construction at the site of the old Campbell County Parks and Recreation Center. Last Thursday (August 15, 2013), we had a great celebration as we broke ground on the new Long Term Care facility.
U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, Nancy Tarver from the
Board of Trustees, Jonni Belden as the Administrator at
City of GIllette Mayor Tom Murphy, and
Campbell County Commissioner Mark Christensen all spoke about the advantages to our community of this new facility. The entire Board of Trustees, CCMH staff, medical staff, Pioneer Manor Advisory Board members and many other community members were on hand to help us start this project.
A new long term care facility will soon begin to take shape there, a facility that will be a model for elder care in the state and region. We truly believe it will be a living center not a nursing home. Several public forums were held in the last six months and many of you gave us thoughts and ideas about the design and features that should be included in the facility. The core design group of folks from Pioneer Manor has held weekly meetings to hammer out the details, and our architects have incorporated all this feedback into the final design. Landscaping is an important part of the project too, and the design includes many trees, paths and patios for residents and families to enjoy.
The construction will take about 18 months, and we expect to move residents into the new facility in early 2015. We will keep you informed as we move forward, but keep an eye on Highway 59. I think you will like what you will see.
Note: You can also find pictures of the progress in the Facebook album, Building a News Long-Term Care Facility.