Sunday, July 23, 2006

Groundbreaking set for new Park View Health Center

Nearly four years of planning, followed by months of plan revisions is finally coming to fruition as groundbreaking for the new Park View Health Center is set for August 9.

According to Mike Elder, director of the Winnebago County Facilities and Property Management Department, despite some revisions to the original design early on, there have been no changes made to the plans since the Winnebago County Board of Supervisors approved the $23.34 million project in late February.

The 136,000-square-foot facility will house 168 beds - 54 less beds than the 56-year-old nursing home has now.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for Aug. 9 at 2 p.m., at 725 Butler Ave. The public is invited.

Construction of the new nursing home is expected to last about 16 months.

Though the project is being paid for with tax dollars, a construction fund and a permanent endowment fund have been set up through the Oshkosh Community Foundation. That gives people - whether local residents or someone who may have an affection for or ties to Park View - an opportunity to make a donation directly to Park View.

For more information or to make a direct contribution, visit the Community Foundation at its web site: Oshkosh Area Community Foundation.


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