Kelsey Hospital Announces Capital Campaign

Spectrum Health United Memorial officials announced, this week, plans to launch a capital campaign to support anticipated improvements slated for Kelsey Hospital this fall.

The campaign goal has not been finalized, according to Kelsey Hospital’s chief operating officer, Brian Brasser, “we have received positive feedback from the Lakeview community that this is a positive and worthwhile endeavor.”

Along with the announcement of the upcoming campaign, dubbed Building a Healthy Future Together – Kelsey Hospital Capital Campaign, co-chairmen were also introduced.’

Bill Benear, president of Firstbank – Lakeview has been a part of the Lakeview and Canadian Lakes community for the past 13 years.’ “I believe that hospital leadership has identified a very deliberate, meaningful, and responsible plan for growth,” noted Benear.’ “I feel privileged to be part of this project.”

Dallas Lincoln, owner of Lincoln Financial Services in Lakeview will be teaming with Benear.’ “I don’t think there is any question in the Lakeview community about the importance of this project,” said Lincoln, a lifelong resident of the area. “This community is well-known for its philanthropic support and I am very confident we will come together to ensure the longevity of Kelsey Hospital.”‘

Benear and Lincoln announced the formation of an honorary cabinet who endorse the facility renovation project.’ “This group of noted community leaders have been the heart and soul of Lakeview for decades,” said Lincoln.’ “We are truly grateful for the long-term support they have demonstrated not only to the hospital, but the entire community.”

Members of The Campaign for Kelsey honorary cabinet include:

  • Orville Behrenwald
  • Juanita Butler
  • Duane and Verna Carr
  • Minnie Heidenreich
  • Karen Kehl
  • Maxine Leonard
  • Mary Main
  • Milford Molitor
  • Honorable Charles and Karalyn Simon
  • Dr. Har and Anna Swarup”

Last week, Brasser shared detailed plans to move the emergency department from its current location on the east side of the facility, to the southwest corner of the facility.The long term care unit has recently been completed, while plans also call for expanded off-street parking, new sleep labs, and a centralized waiting room.

Spectrum Health United Memorial is committed to providing excellent personal care and services through state-of-the-art technology and qualified, caring staff at the Kelsey Hospital in Lakeview and the United Hospital in Greenville. Spectrum Health United Memorial provides local access to quality care through the region’s largest health care system.