The staff of Newton Village and their corporate office Elim Care celebrated the grand opening of the Newton Village Health Care Center with the official ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday done by the Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce ambassador team.
“The journey goes back to about three years ago, when we started working with the state of Iowa to license the approval to build the center,” Elim Care Chief Executive Officer Bob Dahl said. “It was a significant process that took us a year to go through, which was followed by a year of planning and ended with a year of construction.”
Executive Director and Administrator Brenda Colvin joined the Newton Village team in November.
“I was here for the second half of the construction and now for the grand opening. It has actually been fantastic,” Colvin said. “The construction crew, architects and everyone has been great. I was really blessed and fortunate to walk into a project that was going really well. For me, I was really lucky.”
The new addition will offer the current and future residents of Newton Village the opportunity to have all their care under one roof.
“We’re so excited to be able to offer four levels of care,” Colvin said. “I look at what I would want as a senior, which I am a couple years away from, and this is where I would want to live. (We are) able to offer this and love on our residents from the day that they move in to the day they potentially pass away.”
Dahl complemented Colvin’s response representing Elim Care.
“I think this meets all of our expectations this represents the standard that we were trying to achieve in all of our locations,” Dahl said. “We are very pleased with the building that we have.”