The Endowment was founded in January 1997 by a dedicated group of civic-minded individuals who realized the need for supplemental financial support to the Lake City Area Medical Center. During the early days in the 1970s and 1980s, the clinic operated in a 720 square foot, 100 year old building on Silver Street leased from the Pioneer Jubilee Women’s Club.
In 1991, a new building was constructed at 700 North Henson Street and furnished with up-to-date medical equipment. Additions were made to the building in the 1990s to expand to 3,000 square feet. Increases in patient visits grew along with the scope of services offered by the clinic.
In January 2011, the clinic moved into the current 13,000 square foot Moseley Health Care Complex, which consisted of a new 10,000 square foot addition attached to the renovated building. The new Complex was made possible by private donations and grants raised by the Endowment and the Health District. No taxpayer dollars were used for the project.
In 2018, the Endowment expanded scope of support to also include the Silver Thread Public Health District and Hinsdale County EMS.
Ruthanna Hall, Lake City resident and long-time supporter, once said: “During some years the (Endowment) Fund is what kept the Medical Center going.” The current board members realize the importance of this both now and for the future.
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