Dumas hopes for its first assisted living facility

Dumas officials hope to get a bond passed on May 10, 2014 for funding its first assisted living facility and a new hospital.

Friends for Future Healthcare, an advocacy group for the bond election, said the bond should cost no more than $49 million. If the bond is approved, they hope to have the hospital built by winter 2015 and the assisted living facility by spring 2017.

Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades said the plan is to build an assisted living facility in the current Dumas hospital. The new hospital location is to be determined.

Executive Director of the Dumas Economic Development Corporation, Mike Running, said the economic impact of this project would be huge.

â??The hospital alone is a $2 billion economic impact for our community over the next 15 years,â?? Running said. â??And the assisted living facility is a $6 million economic impact.â??

Running said the new hospital and living facility will create about 250 jobs for the community.

Friends for Future Healthcare estimates the cost per household in Dumas to be about $11 a month.

Judge Rhoades hopes the new hospital will bring innovative oncology technology and doctors to Dumas.

If you need more information about the bond election, visit the Moore County Friends for Future Healthcare Facebook page.