THIS MONTH: Construction update, Hall of Fame honors & more!
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Campus construction nears completion

Slowly but surely the OneHeart campus is transitioning from major construction zone to fully-functioning transformation campus.

Members of the Life Safety & Residential Support Team left their temporary front desk in the Family Tower this spring and moved to a permanent and centrally-located front desk at the main entrance to all three towers. The Women’s Tower became available to new OneHeart guests in April, and the Men’s Tower welcomed its first guest in early May.

“We still have several smaller tasks to accomplish in the single towers, but we are moving people into the rooms,” said Wayne Asscherick, OneHeart’s Director of Operations & Residential Life.

A necessary plumbing repair means the commercial kitchen will be out of service for part of June, but Asscherick says staff is working with the YMCA, which manages the kitchen, on an alternative to continue to feed guests in the towers.

On the other end of the campus, a deteriorating building once used for storage was leveled, paving the way for a new parking lot to create additional spaces for OneHeart staff and provider partners.

Construction is progressing nicely at the site of the Cultural Building on the south side of campus, and landscaping throughout the campus is scheduled to get underway this month with the addition of a few hundred plants. Beautification efforts will culminate with the installation of an artistic feature, called “The Ray of Hope,” in the greenspace near the center of campus.

Renovations began on the four-acre property in April 2020, and enough work was finished on the Main Provider Building and in one residential tower to start welcoming families to OneHeart in January. Regarding the ongoing construction, Asscherick says the OneHeart team simply deals with anything that comes its way while maintaining an emphasis on the needs of the guests.

“We don’t want anything to hamper their progress or desire to succeed,” he said.

Construction crews and heavy equipment are expected to wrap up their jobs at OneHeart by mid-summer.


Below: A future parking lot on the southwest corner of the OneHeart campus.

Hillenbrand named to South Dakota Hall of Fame

The South Dakota Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2021 inductees, and the list includes one of OneHeart's biggest supporters, the late Ray Hillenbrand.

The Hall is recognizing the longtime Rapid City businessman and philanthropist for being a "Guardian and Guiding Light of the Community." Indeed, he was!

Learn more about the honor HERE.
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BBQ for a Cause

Solutions Chiropractic Plus is kicking off summer with a "barbecue for a cause" - and the cause is OneHeart!

Join in this fun fundraiser on Friday, June 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at 405 E. Omaha Street in Rapid City.

Thanks, Solutions, for thinking of us!
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