By Tim Kowols
Weeks before ground is broken, Door County Medical Center announced the name and released the plans of its new skilled nursing center Wednesday. The facility will be named the Pete and Jelaine Horton Skilled Nursing Center and Hospice Care Center after the Sturgeon Bay couple donated $2 million to the project. The building will feature two wings offering private skilled nursing resident rooms and space for end of life care. It will also share a kitchen, dining room, spa area and a communal space for activities. Door County Medical Center CEO Jerry Worrick says the concept is to make it more home-like.
Fundraising for the project is currently underway for the $9.5 million facility which hopes to be open by next summer.