The Dane G. Hansen Foundation recently awarded Rooks County Healthcare Foundation (RCHF) a $500,000 grant to help build a new dedicated rehabilitation facility at Rooks Country Health Center. RCHF is in the midst of a capital campaign to help with the multi-phase hospital expansion.
This grant enables the health center to expand its existing cardiac, occupational, physical and speech rehabilitation services available to the people of Rooks County and surrounding area. Construction of the addition, which is Phase 2 of the expansion project, is scheduled to begin in 2017. Phase 1, the construction of an onsite MRI suite, is currently underway and scheduled to be completed in October of 2016.
“The Dane G. Hansen grant allows us to continue to deliver the best health care possible to our patients. This grant and all gifts, large or small, make it possible to offer access to state-of-the-art health care advances”, said AJ Thomas, PT, DPT, SCS, MS and RCH Director of Rehabilitation.
Plans for the rehabilitation facility include a zero-entry hydrotherapy pool and an indoor walking track with a rubberized surface to reduce joint impact. The track will be made available to the general public year-round in all weather conditions.
“We recognized the need to expand three years ago, and we would not be able to bring it to fruition without the major support from the community along with this crucial contribution from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. Rooks County Health Center is fortunate to be a part of a community that includes so many generous and caring citizens, who are committed to ensuring the long term success of our rural area,” said Mike Sinclair, RCH CEO. “We have a commitment to preventive care and healing avenues for our patients. This results in shorter trips for patients, cutting fuel, meal and lodging expenses.”
The Dane G. Hansen Foundation, headquartered in Logan, is renowned for its dedication to improving the quality of life for the citizens of northwestern Kansas by helping fund initiatives in the areas of health, education, economic development and community service among others.
For more information about Rooks County Healthcare Foundation or Rooks County Health Center, visit www.rookscountyhealthcenter.com.