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DeKalb Health plans $7 million project

DeKalb Health is planning a nearly $7 million construction project at the medical facility, according to a statement Wednesday.

To kick off the renovations, officials held a “demo party” to celebrate what they said is part of their ongoing commitment to offer state-of-the-art facilities and services. A $1 million donation from the DeKalb Health Foundation also was announced.

DeKalb Health said its design-build team, along with select community members, worked together to address the needs of the community.

Founded in 1964, DeKalb Health underwent a rebranding in 2011 to project a more cosmopolitan image to patients. Being headquartered in a town where almost 16 percent of residents are 65 or older, the facility is viewed by some as a “senior hospital.” So, DeKalb Memorial Hospital became DeKalb Health, complete with a new logo and a mission that plays up services such as sports medicine, wellness and specialty programs, and family practices.

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