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      505 South Burg Street,

      Kimball, NE 69145

      New Hospital Construction Project

      New Hospital Concept

      What are we planning?

      Construction of a new single-story, 60,000 square foot hospital.  Construction begins in May 2022 and completion is scheduled for summer, 2023.

      Why Do We Need A New Hospital?

      Kimball Why Now

      INCREASED DEMAND


      By the numbers

      How Will This Be Financed?

      The project will be funded through a USDA loan, County revenue bond, and private donation through this capital campaign.

      Finance Pie Chart

      To do more, we need to be more!

      • Larger inpatient rooms and bathrooms, wider major corridors
      • Modernized and expanded surgical suites
      • In-house CT and MRI Services
      • Critical updates to electrical, mechanical and broadband systems
      • Additional Services:
        • Mammography
        • Chemotherapy infusions
        • Cardiac rehabilitation
        • Expanded surgical options
        • Orthopedic procedures
        • Expanded physical therapy

      Advancing Healthcare for Our Communities Capital Campaign

      The Kimball Hospital Foundation is conducting the "Advancing Healthcare for Our Communities" captial campaign in support of the new hospital project.  Click HERE to learn more or donate.  You may also contact the Kimball Hospital Foundation at (308) 235-1967 or email foundation@kimballhealth.org.  Contributions to the Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity, are tax deductible as allowed by law.

      Frequently Asked Questions:

      Why now?

      • High risk of hospital operation disruption

      • Low interest rates

      • Kimball Health Services is financially stable

      • Population growth due to missile project

      Where would the new hospital be located?

      The proposed facility will be located at the current Kimball Health Services North Campus location. It will include an 6,000 square foot renovation of the former West Elementary School gym & basement  and the construction of a new 55,000 square foot, single-story hospital just east of the current structure.

      What will happen to the old hospital?

      Options for repurposing or site development are being explored, however, the project includes demolition and disposal of the current facility, if needed.

      How can a new hospital impact our community?

      Critical Access Hospitals are important for retaining and recruiting residents, businesses and industry to the area – and often serve as one of the larger employers in their community. This is true for KHS, which employs over 120 individuals. There are many positive impacts that are realized with a new hospital, here are just a few possibilities:

      • Estimate of $1.2 million in project increase in employment

      • $8.3 million in annual wages, contracts and benefits

      • Construction project would generate 200 jobs with over $7 million in salaries over 2 years

      • If 10% is spent in the county, we could expect approximately $700,000 in additional sales and services over 2 years

      • Beautification of downtown and mitigation of two outdated structures

      • Expanded options give residents a choice to receive high quality care in a modern facility close to home

      What will the project cost?

      The project is estimated to cost just over $32 million.

      Critical access hospitals such as KHS are reimbursed by Medicare for costs incurred for both inpatient and outpatient services, including allowable costs such as depreciation and interest related to building projects. This means Medicare can be expected to reimburse KHS for more than 50% of the project cost.

      Will this increase my taxes?

      Limited risk to taxpayers.

      Kimball Health Services does not receive county funds and has not received funds for over 20 years. The hospital and clinic are supported solely by the revenue generated from their operation. The expectation of this project is that any bonds sold for financing will be paid back using hospital generated revenues.

      An independent financial feasibility study determined that "sufficient funds could be generated to meet Kimball Health Services' operating expenses, working capital needs and debt service requirements associated with the new facility."
       

      What will the renovations and updates include?

      Renovations and updates will include:

      • 6,000 SF renovation of the former West Elementary School gym & basement

      • Construction of a new single-story, 55,000 SF hospital east of the current structure

      Floor plan

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