Construction Corner

The total number of older adults (65+) is anticipated to double between 2010 and 2030. This means more than 1 in 5 Minnesotans will be an older adult. The new care center is designed with a homey environment and amenities to accommodate the needs of today’s and future residents.

Capital Building Project

construction corner-01Fall of 2016 JMHS began building a new care center for our community. It will feature 56 private rooms that include a private bathroom and shower! The new care center incorporates the popular neighborhood concept, which provides a homier atmosphere and quieter living areas. Resident rooms will be split into two neighborhoods that house a kitchen with dining areas, spa and quiet spaces designed with more privacy for visiting. Additional storage means that equipment will be hidden making it feel more like a home. A Town Square will include a large activities area and chapel as well as a Café/Pub. Out of town visitors can stay, for a minimal fee, in one of the two guest suites. Each guest suite has two queen sized beds and a private bathroom.

This 10-minute video was created to help explain the new building project and provide additional information regarding the Caring for Our Community Campaign.

October 4, 2016
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Johnson Memorial Health Services held their groundbreaking celebration on Tuesday, October 4. A large crowd was on hand to help celebrate the building of a new care center in Dawson! JMHS is working with Architects Horty Elving. The respected company is known for creating inspired environments that celebrate life, promote patient and resident dignity and well-being in a homelike environment.

Hasslen Construction Company has been hired to manage and build the new facility. Based out of Ortonville, Hasslen built the new hospital and is just finishing building the new senior living facility in Ortonville. Hasslen has reached out to local contractors and plans to work with several of them during the construction process.

Construction of the new care center is set to begin this fall. The construction is estimated to take 18-24 months.

July 28, 2016

On Tuesday Milbank Movers started moving the houses from Chestnut Street to their new locations. The houses took up the entire street while being moved out of town.

Recent News

Basement Starting to Take Shape

For the next month, construction will be mainly focusing on the small basement portion of the new care center building. The basement will house mechanical and electric equipment, a central supply area, laundry, general building storage, some office space and a...