Fund drive underway to replace outdated wing of nursing center

A fund drive is underway for a major building project at the Good Samaritan Society – Albion skilled nursing center.

The center was built 47 years ago, and construction was typical for a nursing center of that time — three 20-bed wings connected by long hallways. The resident rooms are small, with cement block walls.

Updated Facility Needed

The facility was built according to the standards and regulations that were in effect 40 years ago, but skilled nursing care and the needs of residents have changed substantially, according to Kerry Davidson, administrator at GSS-Albion.

“To better serve Albion and the surrounding communities in the future, we have launched a capital campaign to replace the existing building’s north wing with a new 20-bed skilled nursing building,” said Davidson.

Estimated cost of the new building is $3.5 million. A large portion of that amount will come from GSS-Albion’s depreciation funds. Beyond that, the building project will require philanthropic support from many, making gifts of all sizes, to meet the $2.25 million campaign goal.

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