Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Jess Koedam brings varied experiences to clinic nurse position


SIOUX CENTER – Jess Koedam appreciates all of the different ways that she has been able to help people as a registered nurse in her career.

She now is continuing that service as a new clinic nurse at Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center.

Jess Koedam brings varied experiences to
her position of clinic nurse at Promise
Community Health Center in Sioux Center.

“I was interested in Promise because I see it as a great opportunity to serve my community and continue helping people achieve better health,” Jess said.

Jess grew up in Hospers and graduated from Unity Christian High School in 2007. She earned her associate of science in nursing degree from St. Luke’s College in Sioux City in 2011.

After graduating from college, Jess served as a staff nurse at Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon, 2011-16, and then made home visits throughout the region as an integrated health home nurse care coordinator at Seasons Center for Behavioral Health, 2016-18.

Her interest in going into the nursing field grew out of working as a certified nursing assistant during high school.

“I really enjoyed getting to know each person and helping them better improve their health,” Jess said.

Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving the northwest corner of Iowa. Promise provides medical, prenatal, dental, vision, behavioral health and family planning services. To learn more, visit www.promisechc.org and watch this video. To read more Promise news, visit promisechcnews.blogspot.com.


MORE ABOUT JESS:
Jess Koedam and her husband, Josh, live in Sioux Center and have two daughters, Rosie, 4, and Emily, 18 months. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and camping and fishing during the summer.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Promise CHC will replace EKG with Sioux County foundation grant


SIOUX CENTER – Patients to Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center might be able to avoid costly emergency room visits, thanks to a grant from the Sioux County Community Foundation to purchase a new electrocardiogram (EKG).

The grant was presented to Promise during an awards reception ceremony today (Tuesday, May 14) at Prairie Winds Event Center in Orange City.

Josh Dorhout (right), who represents Sioux Center on
 the Sioux County Community Foundation board, presents
Promise Community Health Center representatives
Emily Tuschen, chief operating officer, and Derrick
Vander Waal, public relations officer, with a grant
check for $4,080 to purchase a new EKG machine.


The grant for $4,080 will allow Promise to replace an EKG machine that no longer is in good condition with a more updated model.

An EKG records electrical activity of a patient’s heart at rest – showing heart rate and rhythm and if there is heart enlargement due to high blood pressure or evidence of a previous heart attack. Accurate results can be obtained quickly with a reliable machine. The EKG will be used for patients of all ages, from children to older adults.

“Promise has been providing electrocardiograms for quite some time. The machine that we are currently using has limitations due to its age,” said Emily Tuschen, chief operating officer for Promise. “The nurses and providers rely on the EKG for proper intervention and treatment. It is so exciting that Sioux County Community Foundation has provided Promise with a grant to replace our current machine. With the new EKG machine, we will be able to treat a broader age group of patients more efficiently and with more accuracy.”

Promise fills a crucial need in Sioux County by reducing barriers to care for low-income families, particularly those without insurance or covered by Medicaid. Promise can provide an accessible, affordable procedure for Promise’s patient population by using the EKG machine – potentially saving them hundreds of dollars.

It is one tool that is vital in keeping patients out of the ER who may not actually need it,” Tuschen said. “It allows a quick read and glimpse into the heart, and sometimes that is all providers need to know the difference between chest pain caused by the heart and chest pain caused by a respiratory or gastrointestinal issue.”

Promise was among 12 nonprofit organizations or cities awarded a total of $98,250 during the 2018 grant round for various projects and programs in Sioux County.

More than $1.12 million in grants have been awarded by the Sioux County Community Foundation since 2006. Funding for the grant program is a result of Community Endowment Fund legislation in 2005. SCCF was formed that year through affiliation with the Siouxland Community Foundation. SCCF is governed by a 12-member advisory board comprised of representatives from each of the communities in Sioux County. The mission of SCCF is to encourage and provide opportunities for charitable giving, to manage and distribute funds in a responsible manner, and to enhance the quality of life for the people of Sioux County.

Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving the northwest corner of Iowa. Promise provides medical, prenatal, dental, vision, behavioral health and family planning services. To learn more, visit www.promisechc.org and watch this video. To read more Promise news, visit promisechcnews.blogspot.com.


PREVIOUS GRANT:
Promise Community Health Center received a Sioux County Community Foundation grant of $10,000 in 2016 to fund a portion of the cost of replacing one of one of its dental chairs.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

McAlpine graduates from 2017-18 Leadership Sioux Center program


SIOUX CENTER – Amy McAlpine grew up much of her life in Sioux Center, but she feels more knowledgeable, better equipped and more connected than ever before in her hometown.
The data and compliance specialist for Promise Community Health Center was among 20 professionals to graduate Wednesday from the Leadership Sioux Center program as part of its fourth class.
Amy McAlpine, data and compliance specialists for
Promise Community Health Center, talks to Promise
chief operating officer Emily Tuschen following her
Leadership Sioux Center graduation on Wednesday.

The intensive, eight-month program involved monthly, full-day sessions that explored various aspects of Sioux Center’s visionary past and its collaborative and progressive mindset. That education was mixed in with leadership training.
In the process, the program’s goal is to sustain and build upon an environment of success as the community transitions to new leadership in the future.
“There are a few qualities that stand out as essential to past success of Sioux Center and as a challenge to our group to continue on: collaborating with others groups and organizations, proactively and generously investing in the community, and striving for the perfect mix of humility and passion,” McAlpine said.
Monthly themes for this year’s class were:
    • October – Leadership Topics and Retail;
    • November – History of Sioux Center and Agriculture;
    • December – Education;
    • January – County and City Government;
    • February – Trip to State Capitol in Des Moines;
    • March – Business and Industry;
    • April – Diversity;
    • Amy McAlpine shares her reflections
      about her involvement in the 2017-18
      Leadership Sioux Center program.

    • May – DISC Personality Assessment and “Now What?” discussion.

    McAlpine shared her reflections about the Leadership Sioux Center experience:
    Q. Why were you interested in participating in Leadership Sioux Center?
    A. I honestly love to learn and loved the idea of being in that role of a student each month, learning about my hometown and leadership topics.
    Q. What were the most interesting topics and/or places that you visited?
    A. The tours were incredibly interesting – we visited places like Casey’s Bakery, Smithfield, Sioux Center Health, Family Crisis Center, Promise, Dykstra Dairy, the county courthouse, jail and the State Capitol. I was also able to do a full tour of Premier Communications and present a Business Case Study with a group. The tour and project gave me a lot of insight into their history, services and impact on the community.
    Q. How will this program benefit you in the future?
    A. I feel much more invested in the growth and future of Sioux Center. It takes a lot of people to help shape a healthy, positive community. With the help of the program, I’m starting to see what my role – and also Promise’s role – in that growth could look like.
    Q. What stood out to you the most from what you learned?
    A. Talking about topics like the growth of Sioux Center and its strengths and challenges was really eye-opening. I haven’t always had a clear picture of the history of Sioux Center or the proactive planning and collaboration that has taken place. We talked a lot about issues around employment, housing, economic development and city planning in general. I feel like I didn’t have a lot of insight into those areas, so the sessions really helped broaden my view.
    Q. What was it like for you to be part of this group of participants?
    A. It was an amazing group of people, and I loved connecting with them each month. It was very fun to go to Des Moines as a group. We all represented very different organizations, and so we often had a different lens on various topics. I enjoyed sharing more about Promise with the group. Promise was able to help lead the “Diversity” session, which prompted good discussion, and the topics of diversity, privilege and the challenges of certain groups in our community really resonated with many individuals.

    Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving the northwest corner of Iowa. Promise provides medical, prenatal, dental, vision, behavioral health and family planning services. To learn more, visit www.promisechc.org and watch this video. To read more Promise news, visit promisechcnews.blogspot.com.

    PAST PARTICIPANTS:
    Amy McAlpine receives her award
    during the Leadership Sioux Center
    graduation ceremony Wednesday
    at Terrace View Event Center.

    Amy McAlpine is the third person to represent Promise Community Health Center in the Leadership Sioux Center program. Jessica Mora, office manager and outreach coordinator, graduated from the program with the inaugural class in 2015, and Derrick Vander Waal, public relations officer, graduated in 2016.
    MORE ABOUT AMY:
    Amy McAlpine was born and raised in Sioux Center, but her family also lived in Costa Rica, Mexico and Bolivia for mission work.
    After graduating from Sioux Center High School in 2006, she earned a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and international studies in 2009 from Central College in Pella. She worked as a quality assurance manager at Community Support Advocates in Des Moines for five years before moving back to Sioux Center and starting as the executive assistant at Promise Community Health Center in January 2015. She assumed her current role as data and compliance specialist in July 2016.
    Amy and her husband, David – who works at Peoples Bank Wealth Management in Sioux Center and was a 2017 Leadership Sioux Center graduate – have two boys, Sam, 3, and Paul, 1. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, especially nonfiction; listening to podcasts; cooking and baking new recipes; playing with her boys; and traveling.

    The Leadership Sioux Center graduates were (front, from left) Kris Hulstein, Interstates; Jackson Schuiteman, Sioux Center Health; Stephanie Regnerus, Link Manufacturing; Jennifer Waddle, Kinsey Elementary School; Kelly Goslinga, Clabaugh & Goslinga P.L.C.; Joshua Christians, ServiceMaster; Andrew De Vries, Boehringer Ingelheim; Matthew Kelderman, Kroese & Kroese P.C.; Lindsay Mulder, Sioux Center Public Library; (back) Mark Hulshof, Sioux Center High School; Tim Foreman, Ground Effects; Kevin Christian, Peoples Bank; Christy Hulstein, Stepping Stones Preschool; Greg Pennings, Pella Corp.; Darren Raih, American Investment and Trust; Colton Waring, city of Sioux Center; Wade Kroeze, Perspective Insurance; Kristy Huss, Travel Savvi; Jessica Rohrs, Family Crisis Centers; and Amy McAlpine, Promise Community Health Center.



    Tuesday, May 8, 2018

    WOW8 Bicycle Ride offers four great routes for all bicycling levels


    SIOUX CENTER, IOWA – Whether you’re an avid cyclist or enjoy taking a leisurely ride with your children, you’ll enjoy the eighth annual Wellness on Wheels Bicycle Ride.

    The eighth annual Wellness on Wheels Bicycle Ride
    is slated for Saturday, June 2. Four routes of up to
    miles will be offered for WOW8.
    WOW8 is slated for Saturday, June 2, as an official event of Sioux Center Summer Celebration.

    The event – which is put on by Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center with the help of many great business sponsors – will offer four routes for all bicycling abilities ranging from a revamped family route to a 60-mile ride. WOW8 also will feature a brunch with breakfast pizza from Pizza Ranch, prize drawings for two youth bicycles donated by Brothers Bicycle Shop of Sioux Center and a complimentary event T-shirt.

    “Our Wellness on Wheels Bicycle Ride is a popular event for bicyclists every year,” said Derrick Vander Waal, public relations officer for Promise. “Riders come from communities across the tristate area to participate in the event. Many of them return every year, and we always get many new riders as well.”

    All four rides will start again this year at Children's Park in Sioux Center:

    Four routes will be offered for the WOW8 Bicycle Ride
    on Saturday, June 2: 60-mile paved route, 30-mile
    paved and gravel routes, and a Family Fun Ride
    on the Sioux Center Recreational Trail.
    • A 60-mile paved route will travel through scenic southwestern Sioux County through the communities of Hawarden and Ireton. Aid stations will be located in those towns to welcome riders and rejuvenate them with Gatorade, water and snacks before heading back out on the road. The ride will depart at 6:30 a.m.
    • A nearly 30-mile paved route will travel through rural Sioux County to Ireton, where one of the welcome stations will be located, before returning to Sioux Center. The ride will depart at 8 a.m.
    • A 30-mile gravel route will take riders on a large loop through rural Sioux County past some interesting features and will intersect with the Ireton welcome station before returning to Sioux Center. The ride will depart at 8 a.m.
    • A Family Fun Ride will take a short, leisurely ride on the Sioux Center Recreational Trail to the prairie on Dordt College’s campus – a revamped route this year. Dordt staff will offer prairie-related activities for children, and a refreshment station with beverages and snacks will be provided. The ride will depart at 9 a.m. 
    “Riders always provide us great feedback on our routes,” Vander Waal said. “They enjoy the scenic beauty of western Sioux County with its rolling hills and the Big Sioux River. They enjoy the quiet county roads with relatively low traffic counts. They appreciate how well-marked the routes are.”

    The Family Fun Ride will take a shorter, easier route
    this year on the Sioux Center Recreational trail to the
    Dordt College prairie, where prairie-related activities
    will be offered. The ride will be free to participants.
    Participants who register by the early-bird deadline of Thursday, May 24, will receive a discount. The cost is $25 for the 30- and 60-mile routes through that date. Prices will increase by $10 to $35 thereafter until the day of the event. A complimentary moisture-wicking T-shirt will be given to riders participating in the 30- and 60-mile rides. Participants who register by the early-bird deadline of May 24 will be guaranteed a T-shirt in their size.

    The Family Fun Ride is free to participants.

    “The family route not only is shorter and easier than past years, but we’re thrilled to have Dordt College biology staff participate with prairie activities,” Vander Waal said. “This will be a wonderful event for families with children of all ages.”

    A meal featuring Pizza Ranch breakfast pizza will be served to all the riders when they return to Children's Park from their morning treks.

    WOW8 not only will be a fun, relaxing, outdoor activity that promotes wellness, but it also will serves as a fundraiser for Promise. The health center provides a comprehensive range of health-care services to patients – with a particular focus on reaching out to underserved people and helping them overcome barriers that they face to health care.

    “We have the mission of making health care accessible to all people – no matter their income level, ethnic background or life situation,” Vander Waal said. “We desire to care for the whole person, whether it be their physical condition or mental well-being. In doing so, we can help build a healthier community overall.”

    The four routes for the WOW8 Bicycle Ride will start at
    Children's Park in Sioux Center. The event is Saturday,
    June 2, during Sioux Center Summer Celebration.
    Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving the northwest corner of Iowa. Promise provides medical, prenatal, dental, vision, behavioral health and family planning services. To learn more, visit www.promisechc.org and watch this video. To read more Promise news, visit promisechcnews.blogspot.com.


    TO REGISTER:
    Bicyclists can register online for the Wellness on Wheels Bicycle Ride (WOW8) at wow8.eventbrite.com. Or, they can fill out and return a paper registration form. A form can be accessed online on Promise's webpage at www.promisechc.org, by clicking this link or by visiting Promise Community Health Center at 338 First Ave. NW, Sioux Center, IA. For more information, call Promise at 712-722-1700 or email derrick@promisechc.org.

    SPONSORS:
    Promise Community Health Center is bringing you WOW8 with the help of these generous sponsors: American State Bank, Peoples Bank, Northwest Bank, Primebank, Proactive Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab, Brothers Bicycle Shop, Dordt College, Iowa State Bank – Ireton Branch, Isakson Chiropractic Health, Lewis Family Drug, Mane Attraction and Sioux Center Chiropractic Wellness Clinic. The following businesses are donating materials or services to the event: Pizza Ranch, Fareway, Hy-Vee and McDonald’s.



    Tuesday, May 1, 2018

    Promise awarded $44,251 for breast cancer screenings, education


    SIOUX CENTER – Promise Community Health Center’s Sister to Sister/Hermana a Hermana project strives to remove barriers – whether financial, transportation, cultural or language – that women may face for receiving lifesaving breast cancer screenings and awareness.

    Jessica Nelsen, mission director for the Susan G. Komen
    Greater Iowa affiliate, talks with chief operating officer
    Emily Tuschen and executive director Nathan Vander
    Plaats of Promise Community Health Center following
    the presentation of a $44,251 grant award to support
    free breast cancers screenings and education efforts.
    That effort has been made possible thanks to funding from Susan G. Komen for a Cure.

    Representatives from the Greater Iowa affiliate visited Promise today (Tuesday, May 1) to award the health center a $44,251 grant for its 2018-19 project. This is the seventh straight year that the Komen organization – which combats breast cancer through research, community education, and preventative care and treatment – has supported Promise’s Sister to Sister/Hermana a Hermana project. The new grant year began April 1.

    The project’s goals are to increase breast health awareness and education and reduce the incidence of breast cancer in the region. Community outreach events will be offered. Free mammograms and follow-up diagnostic procedures will be provided for women who qualify. Transportation barriers will be overcome.

    This year, the Sister to Sister/Hermana a Hermana project is expanding to include O’Brien County in addition to Sioux and Lyon counties.

    “I am thrilled to hear that Promise is the recipient of the Komen grant for 2018 and 2019,” said Emily Tuschen, chief operating officer for Promise and the project director. “This grant directly provides resources for our patients, whether it is for a free mammogram, ultrasound, transportation assistance or patient education. Reducing patient barriers is one of Promise’s primary goals.”

    Komen’s grant award to Promise is a two-pronged approach:

    • $6,471 of the funding will focus on community needs through multifaceted, bilingual education and awareness efforts. Promise providers will educate every woman between the ages of 40-65 during their well-woman visits about breast health, emphasize the importance of annual mammograms and provide clinical breast exams. Trained interpreters will be used to reach Spanish-speaking patients. Community outreach events will be organized with the assistance of partner organizations in Sioux, Lyon and O’Brien countries to encourage women to receive preventative care and to make them aware of the free mammograms and other services available. Promise also will reach out to large employers in each of those counties.
    • $37,780 of the funding will be used to remove financial barriers that women face for receiving lifesaving breast cancer screenings. For women who do not have insurance coverage or are underinsured, Promise will be able to schedule up to 65 free annual mammograms and up to 19 free follow-up diagnostic services for those with abnormal screening results or breast cancer symptoms. Promise is partnering with Sioux Center Health and Hegg Memorial Health Center Avera of Rock Valley as the locations for those screenings. Promise also will address transportation barriers through arranging for rides for patients who need it or by offering gas gift cards.

    Jessica Nelson (left), mission director for Susan G.
    Komen Greater Iowa, presents Promise Community
    Health Center representatives Emily Tuschen and
    Nathan Vander Plaats with a $44,251 grant award
    for its Sister to Sister/Hermana a Hermana project
    to combat breast cancer in northwest Iowa.


    Promise has been awarded nearly $200,000 over seven years through the Komen grant
      program. In the first six years, about 350 women have received free mammograms. If not for the grant, many of them likely would not have been served due to cost.

      “It has been a joy to be a part of the Komen grant program for the past few years,” Tuschen said. “Promise has continued to develop and fine-tune both the internal processes and the external outreach programs every year. Each year, we re-evaluate our goals and increase our numbers to push our outreach measures and patient numbers. Our goal for the Komen grant is reach as many women as possible and increase their access to proper breast health.”

      Jessica Nelsen, mission director for Komen Greater Iowa, said the organization was impressed by Promise’s track record with its Sister to Sister/Hermana a Hermana project and its plans for the coming year.

      “Promise has worked really hard to build relationships in the community and to build trust within the Hispanic population especially,” Nelsen said, noting a lot of people don’t realize that northwest Iowa has a large Hispanic population. “It was a highly competitive grant year, but Promise definitely looked at the continuum of care and how to bring women in and make them feel comfortable and make sure they follow through on their care. They looked at the most vulnerable populations and had a strong plan on how to target them and include them in the work that they’re doing.”

      Promise was among five organizations awarded nearly $330,000 in new community grants from Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa for 2018-19. The other organizations awarded were Polk County Health Department in Des Moines, One Iowa in Des Moines, Jennie Edmundson Hospital of Council Bluffs and Genesis Health System of Davenport.

      “To meet needs we have discovered right here in the communities we serve, this year’s grant slate will fund critical caps in screening, treatment and education and will help minimize barriers women face in accessing the services they need to stay healthy,” said Jenny Brinkmeyer, executive director of the Greater Iowa affiliate. “We are proud to be able to distribute the funds we raise throughout the year, through events like Race for the Cure, to these worthy organizations.”

      Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving the northwest corner of Iowa. Promise provides medical, prenatal, dental, vision, behavioral health and family planning services. To learn more, visit www.promisechc.org and watch this video. To read more Promise news, visit promisechcnews.blogspot.com.

      Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Greater Iowa is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. For more information, call 877-745-6636 or visit www.komengreateriowa.org.


      FOR MORE INFORMATION:
      If you have any questions about Promise Community Health Center’s Sister to Sister/Hermana a Hermana project, contact Emily Tuschen at 712-722-1700 or etuschen@promisechc.org.

      Thursday, April 19, 2018

      Promise CHC invites community to open house to celebrate project


      SIOUX CENTER – Promise Community Health Center invites the community to celebrate the completion of its capital campaign, exterior renovation and interior expansion.

      Arlin Van Gorp of Countryside Signs & Graphics of Sioux
      Center installs the new sign on Promise Community
      Health Center's renovated exterior. Promise plans to
      hold an open house 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26.
      The health center, which is located at 338 First Ave. NW, across the street from the Sioux Center city hall, is planning a ribbon cutting and open house for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26.

      The Sioux Center Chamber of Commerce will conduct the ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. People then will have opportunities to tour the health center. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and beverages will be served.

      “We are happy to share this special day with the community,” said Nathan Vander Plaats, executive director of Promise. “This project – and Promise Community Health Center – would not have been possible without the significant support we receive from our neighbors and friends in Sioux County and beyond. If you’ve ever wondered what Promise is all about, this open house is a great way to find out.”

      Promise’s exterior has been transformed from a deteriorating, yellow, steel shell to a much more inviting and modern look.

      The facelift was made possible thanks to the generous donations of many individuals and businesses. Promise launched a $250,000 capital campaign for the exterior renovation project in November 2016. The health center contributed to 50 percent of the cost, but it appealed to the greater community to donate the remaining funds to make the project a reality. More than $130,000 was raised in gifts.

      Nelson Wynia of Nelson's Welding of
      Sioux Center installs metal trees as one
      one of the finishing touches on Promise
      Community Health Center's building.
      Kevin Schmidt of Tucket’s Design of Sioux Center designed the building makeover. Schelling Construction of Sioux Center, the general contractor for the project, began construction work in August and is completing the finishing touches.

      All four sides of the building have been renovated with a brick and EIFS finish. A new front doorway and floor-to-ceiling windows were installed on the west side. Promise’s awnings on the west and east sides were replaced with a modern lighted feature. A new entrance also was installed for the Los Palmas Mexican Grocery Store on the north side. Sidewalks were reconstructed to enhance safety.

      “Everyone is so excited about the changes here,” Vander Plaats said. “Employees have a great, modern building to come to every day; patients have a warm, welcoming home for their health needs; and the community benefits from a more aesthetically pleasing building exterior. It seems any time I am out around town, I hear from our stakeholders about how nice it is to see the transformation of this building.”

      Last spring, Promise also completed a 2,200-square-foot expansion and renovation project that filled the remaining vacant spaces of Sioux Center’s former bowling alley building. The interior expansion project included a much larger community education/conference room, two patient rooms and two offices. The vision/eye care program moved into one of the exam rooms, and the second exam room will allow for future growth. The two new offices are occupied by the executive director and chief financial officer.
      Arlin Van Gorp and Barb Punt of Countryside
      Signs & Graphics install the sign on the front
      of Promise CHC's renovated building.



      The project also involved the remodeling and reuse of existing spaces, including the former conference room that has been divided into four office cubicles. The project also opened up an exam room and offices to better facilitate staff and services.

      Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving the northwest corner of Iowa. Promise provides medical, prenatal, dental, vision, behavioral health and family planning services. To learn more, visit www.promisechc.org and watch this video. To read more Promise news, visit promisechcnews.blogspot.com.


      AT A GLANCE:
      What: Ribbon Cutting and Open House
      When: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26
      Where: Promise Community Health Center, 338 First Ave. NW, Sioux Center, IA
      What: Ribbon cutting is set for 4:30 p.m. Tours of health center will be offered. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and beverages will be served.
      Why: Come celebrate the completion of Promise’s capital campaign, exterior renovation and interior expansion. Promise wants to thank the community for its support.


      SEE MORE PHOTOS:
      To see more photos of the finishing touches being completed on the building, view this Facebook post.