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Capital Campaign

Osceola Community Hospital Capital Campaign Development

The mission of Osceola community Hospital is to enhance and improve the quality of life of the population it serves, to be the area's premier health care service provider, and to have a positive impact on the lives of the people and community it serves.

Many updates to the facility, equipment and services have been accomplished through the years. In recent years major additions have included the Physicians' Office Complex, the Heartwood Heights Senior Independent Living/Assisted Living apartment complex, and the new state of the art Wellness/Rehab Center.

Osceola Community serves as the heart of the community's health and well-being. The hospital is licensed by the Iowa Department of Health as a Critical Access Hospital with 25 acute care beds.

An active physician base offering excellent comprehensive care includes three Family Practice Physicians, an acredited Nurse Practicioner, three General Surgeons, and a Radiologist. A highly trained, dedicated and motivated support staff of healthcare professionals serves the hospital and supports the work of the outstanding physician base.  Consulting services and outpatient specialty clinics are provided by fifteen other specialists that include Orthopedics, Cardiology, Urology, Podiatry, and Neurology. The hospital is currently home to a 16-slice CT (Computed Tomography) Scanner, the first of its kind in the Sibley area.

Osceola Community Hospital's vision for the future continues the spirit of innovation and progress that has defined excellence in meeting the healthcare needs of the community. A four phase addition and renovation plan has been developed to carry the reputation of excellence and innovation built over the last 40 years forward through future generations.

The four phase project will help to guarantee the successful recruitment and retention of physicians, thus enhancing a strong physician base within the community. The future of Osceola Community Hospital to a great degree lies with the establishment, sustenance, and longevity of primary care and specialized care physicians. An updated, state of the art facility is crucial to continue to attract and retain the excellent physician base which exists today. The new and remodeled facility will give an opportunity to attract more specialty services with orthopedic surgery for knee and hip replacement, ophthalmology for cataract surgery, and ENT services being among the future possibilities.  The addition and renovation are securing the current medical staff and helping to build for future recruiting in this area.

Many citizens consider ready access to excellent, high-quality healthcare a primary consideration in a decision to move to Osceola County or remain in the County. The growth and vitality of the community is directly correlated to the quality and availability of healthcare services, including an excellent hospital.  The economic force of Osceola County will only continue to improve as a result of the increased services available through the transformation project.

Healthcare is more than the hospital, clinics, and physicians; it is the impact upon the community it serves.

Since its inception forty years ago, Osceola Community Hospital has developed into one of the outstanding independent, locally owned, non-tax supported, and community healthcare facilities in the state of Iowa. The unflinching support of Osceola County Residents and the surrounding communities has been a key factor in this success. The Osceola Community Hospital has a long reputation of meeting the community's healthcare and wellness needs through continuously updating and improving healthcare services and programs to ensure a state of the art facility is available to the citizens of Osceola County. In order to have healthcare services for the future, it is necessary to stay up to date, to keep moving forward and to stand at the forefront of medical advances.

The motto of Osceola Community Hospital is "The Hospital with a Heart." The hospital's Strategic Planning Objectives include being recognized as the healthcare provider of choice in the region by adopting new technology individually or by our partnership with other healthcare providers. The four phase Transformation project will build on the accomplishments of the past and carry forward into the next generations and standards of excellence, innovation and progress that have defined Osceola Community Hospital.

The Steering Committee of Osceola Community Hospital's Expansion Project consists of:

Co-Chair

Mike and Lois Fleming - Sibley

Honorary Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Scott Helmers - Sibley
  • Dr. William Hicks - Sibley

Committee:

  • Dennis Clark - Little Rock
  • Janet Dykstra - Sibley
  • Harold Feldkamp - Sibley
  • Joe Feller - Sibley
  • Scott Gaarder - Sibley
  • Bob Hansen - Sibley
  • Lindsey Helmers - Melvin
  • Kevin Hertz - Ocheyedan
  • Paul Hibma - Ocheyedan
  • Brian & Cindy Kemp - Sibley
  • Dr. Jeffery Knobloch - Sibley
  • Dr. Gregory Kosters - Sibley
  • Becky Krogman - Sibley
  • Lorna Kruger - Sibley
  • Dr. Douglas Miedema - Sibley
  • Brian Mino - Ashton
  • Peggy Monier - Sibley
  • Arlyn Pedley - Ocheyedan
  • Larry Pedley - Sibley
  • Roger & Marilyn Poppen - Sibley
  • Julie Schroder - Sibley
  • Tom Snyder - Sibley
  • Mike Thole - Sibley
  • John Van Diepen - Sibley
  • Rich Vande Hoef - Sibley
  • Nancy Watterson - Melvin

Phase I

Osceola Community Hospital Renovation/Addition

Osceola Community Hospital Inc. has begun a four phase renovation and expansion project which began August of 2007. It will continue over the next 3 1/2 years. The renovation will involve 40% of the facility and the addition will include 10,996 new square feet and 2,205 sq. ft. of renovation.

New construction will begin with two new OR (Surgical Suites), containing the latest in cutting edge technology. Support rooms will be made available for the surgery staff and new surgical services such as foot/ankle, hip and knee replacement and cataract surgery. Four private rooms will be added to the surgical area. These patient rooms will help to ensure infection control, and provide a restful, quiet space to add to a patient’s comfort and privacy.

Furthermore, two new OB patient rooms LDRP –for labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum for mothers and babies have been added. These rooms are family centered where the whole family can be together for the birth process if desired. The Wellness Center will also be expanding to a larger multipurpose room. This new room will have the ability to be split into two rooms to be able to offer more activities, additional education, and virtual reality games.

The Wellness/Rehab center will gain two saunas, a separate massage and personal care room as well as space for the Cardiologist to conduct stress tests. This new addition will enhance the preventative health and wellness services in the community. It will also provide additional space for hospital educational programs and community wide-training for groups such as EMT’s, fire department personnel as well as C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Responder Training).

In addition, a grant has been received from the Iowa Hospital Association to provide for an additional ICN (Iowa Communications Network) facility within the community. This will be used for education and telemedicine purposes. We believe at Osceola Community Hospital that healthcare is more than mending the body; it is tending to the needs of the whole person - mind, body and spirit.

The motto of Osceola Community Hospital is “The Hospital with a Heart”. The hospitals Strategic Planning objectives include being recognized as the healthcare provider of choice in the region by adopting new technology individually or by our partnership with other healthcare providers. The four phase transformation project will build on the accomplishments of the past and carry forward into the next generations the standards of excellence, innovation and progress that have characterized the spirit of Osceola Community Hospital.

Phase II

Osceola Community Hospital Renovation/Addition

This part of the construction will renovate 6,953 square feet of existing space to enlarge the emergency room, renovate the public restrooms to become handicap accessible, add four new outpatients rooms and renovate the two existing exam rooms.

As ER visits and outpatient services continue to grow, the current ER is not large enough to hold the personnel necessary to provide services such as physicians, nurses, lab technicians, x-ray personnel, EMT’s, and all the necessary equipment.

A better defined outpatient department with seven to eight exam rooms will provide greater privacy and improved efficiencies for outpatient specialties and primary physicians. The patients will enjoy increased comfort, enhanced privacy and streamlined care.

Next, the pharmacy area will be remodeled and a separate chemotherapy room will be added to mix drugs under a hood for cancer patients.

Finally, the nurses’ station will be moved to a more central location to offer enhanced access and visibility to patients, families and visitors. This very visible nurses’ station will provide the only access to the new infant nursery, thus providing baby safety and infection control.

The motto of Osceola Community Hospital is “The Hospital with a Heart”. The hospitals Strategic Planning objectives include being recognized as the healthcare provider of choice in the region by adopting new technology individually or by our partnership with other healthcare providers. The four phase transformation project will build on the accomplishments of the past and carry forward into the next generations the standards of excellence, innovation and progress that have characterized the spirit of Osceola Community Hospital.

Phase III & IV

Osceola Community Hospital Renovation/Addition

Phase III & IV will modernize 7,490 square feet to allow for HIPAA regulations requiring strict privacy protocols for patients as well as patients’ wishes for enhanced privacy, rest and comfort. During these two phases all of the hospital’s patient rooms will be converted to private rooms with bathrooms and showers in each room.

A family area will be included in each private room. However, one patient room will be connected to the nurses’ station with an observation window to accommodate ICU patients and others needing close observation.

Another private room will have the ability to hold two patients, such as a husband and wife, at the same time.

Future plans include an eICU room, which would be a direct link via telemedicine to Avera Critical Care. These renovated private rooms will provide privacy, rest, better infection control, safety, more space for families, and better control of heating and cooling conditions for the patient.

The motto of Osceola Community Hospital is “The Hospital with a Heart”. The hospitals Strategic Planning objectives include being recognized as the healthcare provider of choice in the region by adopting new technology individually or by our partnership with other healthcare providers. The four phase transformation project will build on the accomplishments of the past and carry forward into the next generations the standards of excellence, innovation and progress that have characterized the spirit of Osceola Community Hospital.

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