Dacotah Bank pledge for new health clinic

left to right: Matt Shahan of West River Health Services CEO, Travis Ellison of Dacotah Bank, and Ted Uecker of West River Health Services Foundation Fund Development Officer. Photo courtesy of The Dakota Herald, LaQuita Shockley. (Submitted Photo)

West River Health Services of Hettinger, North Dakota, is preparing to open an 8,000 square foot, $1.5 million clinic in Lemmon, South Dakota next summer. According to Travis Ellison, the local Dacotah Bank market president, the community bank has pledged $100,000 to the project. The bank’s donation represents a third of the goal West River Health Services hopes to raise in the Lemmon area.

According to an article in the November 12 issue of The Dakota Herald, Ellison noted the many positives of the endeavor. “We are very blessed to have such a great quality healthcare system in our rural area. When they (West River Health Services) were looking to invest in our community, it was in our best interest to invest in them. It is also a great opportunity to bolster the downtown district. There is probably no other type of business that will bring the volume of people downtown on a daily basis.”

In appreciation for the large gift, the new clinic will be named the West River Health Services Lemmon Dacotah Clinic. The new clinic will provide improved patient privacy, wheelchair accessibility, and added parking compared to a current leased facility.

For more information on the Lemmon Dacotah Clinic project and the continuing fundraising opportunities, contact Ted Uecker, Fund Development Officer, West River Health Services Foundation at (701) 567-3666.




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