New Construction Updates | Humboldt County Memorial Hospital

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Main Entrance will be located off of N 15th Street. Please follow the signage back between the Surgery Center and Springvale Assisted Living.

Main Entrance Hours:

Monday - Friday
6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Please use ER Entrance between the hours of:

Monday - Friday
8 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.
Saturday - Sunday
8 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.

**HWY 3 Entrance is now closed.**

**The back (west) entrance of UPC-H is open.**

Questions or concerns? Please call 515-332-4200.


Construction Updates

To all Humboldt Hospital patients, families and visitors—

Thank you for your patience and understanding during the last 16 months of our building project. We are anxious for you to see our new space and experience the ease of healthcare services under one roof. We look forward to the future of HCMH and continuing to provide you with high quality care and an exceptional experience. Our team is here for you with any questions you may have or to help you navigate our new space. We can’t thank you enough for choosing HCMH with all your healthcare needs.

As we near the completion of this project, there are a few important dates we would like to share with you. 

July 29th – Our new space will be open and includes the following services:

  • UnityPoint Clinic Primary Care and Walk-In Clinic
  • Diabetes Education
  • Dietitian
  • Massage, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
  • Cardiopulmonary
  • Sleep Studies
  • Outpatient Specialty Clinic
  • Public Health Services will be offered within the hospital

August 5th  – Demolition process of the current UnityPoint Clinic building will begin. 

August 26th – Genevieve’s Gift Shop and the new Laboratory space will open. Genevieve’s will be open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with outdoor seating, additional coffee selections, snack options and lots of gifts to purchase. 

November – Full Completion of our 2019 Building into the Future project.

What will remain the same?

  • Emergency Room location/entrance will remain unchanged.
  • Main Entrance and parking for all hospital and clinic patients will continue to be at the back (north side) of the hospital until the full completion date of the project. 
  • A registration staff member will be inside the back main entrance Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. to ensure you are able to navigate your way through the hospital.
  • Lab will continue to see patients at the main entrance location from 7:00-10:00 a.m. Monday-Friday until the full completion of the project. 

We look forward to sharing our new space with you, but most importantly, we want to thank you for continuing to trust us with your care. 

HCMH Building Project Timeline

Notification of USDA Approval

August 28, 2017

Obligation fo Loan Secured

September 7, 2017

USDA Approvals:
USDA Review of Drawings and Specs
Fire Marshal Review and Approval

September 25 - October 31, 2017

Preparing Bid Packets


Board Approval of Bid Packets

October 23, 2017

Public Hearing, Resolutions & Contracts, Board & USDA Approval of Bidding

November 27, 2017

Bid Out Project

November 27, 2017 - January 11, 2018

Pre-Bid Meeting

December 18, 2017

Board Approval of Bid Packages
Public Heating on Building Project

January 22, 2018

Submittals, Material Procurements

February 16 - March 29, 2018


April 3, 2018

Site work, Staging, Sign removal & relocation, Site utilities

April 4 - July 8, 2018

Building pad construction

July 11 - July 15, 2018

Building shell

July 2018 - March 2019

Fire wall separation - existing building

June - December 2018

Second Floor Building Finishes

January - June 2019

First Floor Building Finishes

February - August 2019

Move into New Building - Includes UnityPoint Clinic

July 26, 2019

New Building will be open for patients on Monday, July 29, 2019

Walk-In Clinic will move into UnityPoint Clinic space on August 2nd

Exterior Demo and Parking

August 6 - November 2019

Completion and Turnover

November 2019


HCMH Board of Trustees Approves to Accept USDA Funding for Building Project and Begin Next Steps

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital (HCMH) is excited to announce the development of a Facility Master Plan and the consideration to expand its facilities. Work has been ongoing in looking at the long-term strategy since July of 2015 between Administration, the Leadership Team, the Board of Trustees and outside vendors made up of architects, a construction manager and engineers.

Five distinct priorities were identified in the Master Facility Plan:

  • Investing in primary care and preparing for our future.
  • Growth is outpacing current space for our specialty services.
  • Long Term Strategy to ensure we have a hospital in Humboldt County.
  • An identifiable main entrance with appropriate and increased parking.
  • Ease of way finding within one facility.

A vital piece to the strategy was looking deeply into the financial stability and analyzing the hospitals ability to support an expansion. Our goal of this expansion is to develop the facilities we need that fit into our financial model as it is today. After review and discussion of all the financial options, it was in the best interest of the hospital to explore the funding from the USDA Direct Loan Program. We have been working closely over the last year with the USDA and have now been able to secure a $13,925,000, 40 year fixed Direct Loan through the USDA. Additional financial sourcing will include operational funds, financial reserves, Foundation support and we will continue to pursue other rural economic development loans and grant programs throughout Humboldt County. The financial analysis shows that we are able to cash flow this project without additional tax levies or a capital campaign. The projected budget for the Building Project is $19.2 million.

The Building Project includes:

  • A two-story new addition
  • New main entrance will face North 15th Street
  • New addition will include:
    • Primary Care (UnityPoint Clinic)
    • Specialty Services
    • Rehabilitation Services
    • Cardiopulmonary Services
    • Diabetic Education
    • Nutrition Education
    • Patient Education
    • Conference Center
  • Renovated space will include:
    • Genevieve’s Place
    • Humboldt County Public Health
    • Patient Registration

Rod Harklau, Board President stated, “The Board of Trustees has considered an expansion that would include a Physician’s Clinic for a number of years. Humboldt County Memorial Hospital is a great asset for our area businesses and residents alike. Our goal is to provide the best care and be a provider of choice for the county in an ever-changing health industry. We are currently taking necessary steps towards making a final decision to proceed.”

This new facility will allow HCMH to improve patient experiences by building a modern efficient facility that is easy to navigate and will prepare us for the future of healthcare. The entire project has been designed with input from doctors, providers, nurses and staff to create efficiencies, maximize best practices, and improve patient experiences and throughput.

As we venture into the future, we invite you to share in this mission with us. Supporters of the HCMH Foundation can help insure the future of quality health care for the residents of Humboldt County. The Foundation recognizes the importance of private contributions, by building a better hospital, we build better communities, and encourage these gifts which will have a direct and lasting impact. For more information on giving a gift or to set up an appointment please contact Mardi Ratzlaff, Foundation Director at 515-332-4200.


Proposed Building Updates

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Renovations
View from 15th

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Renovations
View from Hwy 3

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Renovations
First Floor - Reception Desk

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Renovations
First Floor - Hallway

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Renovations
First Floor - Genevieve's Place

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Renovations
First Floor - Lounge

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Renovations
First Floor - Clinic/Specialty Waiting Room

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Renovations
Second Floor - Therapy Department

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Renovations
Second Floor - Conference Room