New Silver Bay center to openSpectrum Health Company will host an open house Dec. 10 for its new facility in Silver Bay.
Spectrum Health Company will host an open house Dec. 10 for its new facility in Silver Bay.
Tours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new 34-bed building on Bell Circle. The assisted living and memory care facility is expected to employ up to 25 people.
Construction began in May and it is scheduled to open Dec. 13.
Spectrum Health Company is based in Eveleth and has experience in home care, assisted living and memory care in 12 communities across Minnesota with more than 500 employees.
Spectrum owns Carefree Living facilities in Brainerd, Burnsville, St. Cloud, Ely and Cook. They also own Spectrum Cares Residential Care facilities in Virginia. Carefree Living in Cook, a 34-unit facility featuring assisted living and a memory care unit, opened in April and employs 30.
“We’re excited to have the opportunity to serve the people of the Silver Bay area and are confident our new facility will be an asset to the community,” said Merle Sampson, CEO of Spectrum. The 20,000-square-foot facility, which has a $3.1 million budget, was designed by DJR Architects of Minneapolis. Funding came from Spectrum Health Companies, DHS, the City of Silver Bay in the form of an IRRB infrastructure grant and Thrivent Bank.
The Silver Bay facility will be managed by Terri Jo Ramsdell. Ramsdell is a Duluth native and Silver Bay resident and has many years of nursing experience, including home care and hospice care. “We hope everyone will come to the open house and see what a wonderful place it is,” she said.