July 5, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Northern Plains Electric Cooperative donates to new medical center
Cando, N.D. – Northern Plains Electric Cooperative board of directors approved a $100,000 donation to the Towner County Medical Center in Cando, North Dakota.
The donation, which will be distributed at $20,000 a year for five years, will go towards constructing a 76,000 square-foot critical access hospital and nursing home. The new facility will have a rural health clinic, emergency room, state-of-the-art operating room, 30 bed skilled nursing home, five bed basic care home and an eight-bed critical access hospital.
Included in the construction is a new football field and a six-lane track with long-jump, shotput, triple-jump, discus and javelin fields for the North Star school as the land for the new facility site was previously the school’s football field and track.
“This is not just a project for the hospital and school, this a project for the community of Cando,” said Ben Bucher, Chief Executive Officer of Towner County Medical Center. He continued “we hope this brings attention to the community of Cando, and inspires current as well as future residents to live here, work here, and enjoy the small-town North Dakota life we all love.”
The facility is expected to open in 2024 and will be served by Northern Plains Electric Cooperative.
About Northern Plains Electric Cooperative
One of 16 distribution electric cooperatives in North Dakota, Northern Plains Electric Cooperative is the largest geographically, serving 11,800 meters of 8,200 members on 6,600 miles of line in a 50-to-70-mile area from south of Jamestown to the Canadian border.
Pictured: Northern Plains Electric Cooperative President Tracy Boe and General Manager Seth Syverson present a check of $100,000 donation to the Towner County Medical Center (TCMC). Left to Right: Tammy Larson, TCMC CFO; Ben Bucher, TCMC CEO; Tracy Boe and Seth Syverson.