Ground broken for Randolph County Care Center renovations and addition

BROKE GROUND–On Oct. 18 quite a crowd gathered at the Randolph County Care Center to officially break ground, celebrating the renovations and addition of a behavioral health care center. Pictured at the groundbreaking are several Randolph County and City of Sparta officials; staff from the care center, Sparta Community Hospital and ComWell; members of the Healthy Community Alliance; project engineers and contractors.

It’s been a long time coming, but the day many had been waiting for finally arrived last week as ground was officially broken at the Randolph County Care Center in Sparta on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

The Randolph County Commissioners have been working for several years to determine the future of the facility. The facility has become very outdated and the amount of residents there has decreased over the years. It needed renovations to improve the quality of life for residents.

The commissioners were considering ways to utilize the space to better serve the community, and came up with the idea of adding a much needed behavioral health care facility into the back half of the building.

For more on the care center, please see this week’s print edition.