Old hospital facility to be discussed at community meetings next week


Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association moved into the new Carter County Community Healthcare Facility in November, 2021. The old hospital facility, shown above, has sat vacant since that time. Next week, there are two meetings to discuss the future of the old building and its possible reuses.

In January 2017, Carter County hired Slate Architecture to complete a Preliminary Architectural Report (PAR) to assess the needs and evaluate options for Dahl Memorial Hospital to meet future health care needs of the community. The goal was to select an option for upgrades to the hospital that provides the best value considering a balance between facility needs and cost. The eventual plan, which came to be known as Option #6, was reported on in early 2018 and by November of that year a bond issue for a new hospital facility to be built at the site of the old Ekalaka Elementary was on the ba...

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