St. Luke’s Hospital receives grants for capital campaign

Published 7:59 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

St. Luke’s Hospital recently received $30,000 in grant funding from the Polk County Community Foundation (PCCF) to support the hospital’s Building on Excellence – 2012 Capital Campaign.

St. Luke’s received two “naming opportunity” grants for $15,000 each, one from The Samuel and Stephanie White Fund and one from PCCF’s unrestricted grant fund.

For more than 84 years, St. Luke’s Hospital has provided our rural community with medical care that rivals much larger facilities.

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Originally built in 1972, the current hospital building will undergo its first major facility upgrade since 1991. St. Luke’s Hospital is constructing a $5.6 million, 15,000 square foot addition.

Groundbreaking was Nov. 29 with completion anticipated by the end of 2013. The new post-surgical unit will provide an integrated approach to patient care, focusing on a healing environment that accommodates patients as well as their families. The addition will also incorporate a rehabilitative therapy unit.

The new patient rooms will be almost three times as large as the current rooms and have ample space for family members to comfortably spend the night. Amenities include private bathrooms, pristine views, and an emphasis on the healing powers of natural aesthetics. The addition will have a large family waiting area with a stone fireplace to help extend a warm, personal touch to all aspects of healthcare.