The Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic (MCHC) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the future home of the Madelia Community Ambulance Service last week. The ambulance base will be built across the street from MCHC. The groundbreaking event was attended by MCHC caregivers, Madelia Community Ambulance Service personnel, members of the MCHC governing and MCH Foundation boards, Madelia city personnel, and several others involved in the project.
A house and small storage shed on this property were sold at auction last month, and both buildings have now been moved. Construction is underway, with anticipated completion in early winter. Local businesses will be used for this project, which is fully funded by MCHC and will not affect any local taxes. Pietsch Construction of Madelia is the general contractor and MCHC will be working with Feder Mechanical, Gappa Electric, and Design Home Center too. The MCHC Tranquility Garden will remain intact, and some staff parking will be located behind the Ambulance base.
When completed the new building will house both rigs for the Madelia Community Ambulance Service and have a third bay for MCHC storage. In addition, the building will include three bedrooms, a kitchen, living/meeting room and office to be used by on-call caregivers and ambulance personnel for overnight shifts.