Stoughton Hospital President/CEO Dan DeGroot received the keys to the former bank branch office located at 3162 County Highway B in the Town of Pleasant Springs. Chairman and CEO of McFarland State Bank, E. David Locke, Michael Moderski, President and Chief Operating Officer, and DeGroot met Friday, September 30th for the official closing of the transaction. The property generously was offered as a gift to Stoughton Hospital from McFarland State Bank earlier in the year.
“We’ve served this area for more than 115 years,” stated Locke. “This is our home and many of our employees and their families live and work near the hospital themselves. This seemed like a natural fit, to share our resources with another wonderful organization in our community who can use it to provide so many important and valuable services to people throughout our community.”
The 8000 square foot building previously served as a bank branch location, but with efficiencies in financial technology and the construction of the bank’s newest office in Stoughton’s Kettle Park Wes developmentt, Locke approached the hospital with the donation offer so the unused space could be used by the hospital to positively impact residents in a number of area communities.
“Immediate plans for the building are to provide space and opportunity for the award winning Home Health department. This building will also be dedicated to growing a thriving Community Health and Wellness Program including screenings, complementary medicine, education, health fairs, seminars and more – all in one location,” shared DeGroot. Renovations to the building are set to begin in fall 2019 with a grand opening planned for spring of 2020.