Archive for Saturday, October 31, 2009

Health facility to celebrate 10 years

October 31, 2009


Three Lawrence health care agencies will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine.

Voters approved a 1-cent sales tax on Nov. 8, 1994, and three years later, ground was broken to build the $14.1 million facility that has served 391,511 Douglas County residents since opening in 1999.

The original occupants — Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care — continue to use the building.

An open house will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. A ribbon-cutting, followed by comments from former and current community leaders, will take place from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Local radio personality Hank Booth will emcee the event and the Alferd Packer Memorial String Band will perform.

The public can take self-guided tours of the facility from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.


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