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Hicksville Groundbreaking Announcement

Vancrest of Hicksville held a groundbreaking ceremony for their upcoming senior living project

Those in attendance left to right, Nick White, Mark White, Claire White, Brad Ream, Shane Stewart, Marty Bradford, Dennis Tratnyek, Greg Smitley, Kortney Williams and Ron Jones.

The new 64,000 sq. ft. facility will consist of ground-up construction of a single story, skilled nursing and assisted living complex. This will be replacing the existing nursing home, formally known as Hickory Creek, and will be located at 601 Defiance Avenue. The new facility will initially employ an additional 25 people and the project is expected to be completed late summer of 2023. "We are excited to start construction on this important project, as it will provide Hicksville and Defiance County with a state-of-the-art senior living facility," said Mark White, president of Vancrest Health Care Centers."

Vancrest of Hicksville will have 61 skilled nursing resident beds, all accompanied by adjoining restrooms and private showers, with the majority being private rooms. It will also include a state-of-the-art physical/occupational therapy area, spacious individual living quarters, lounge, recreation and dinning space, salon, bistro and a community room for hosting facility and community events. We offer a wide range of professionally delivered services.

Vancrest of Hicksville will also have 35 assisted living apartments offered in efficiency and one-bedroom units. The facility will offer assistance with daily living, with 3 meals per day and activities. All apartments include private bathrooms with showers as well as kitchenettes, including refrigerators and microwaves. The $11 million venture is being financed by The Hicksville Bank as the lead bank along with MidWest America Federal Credit Union and Van Wert Federal Savings Bank. Alexander & Bebout, Inc. is the general contractor for this design build project.

Vancrest is a family-owned company operating skilled nursing and assisted living in 11 communities located in western Ohio and has provided quality health care for over 60 years. Vancrest takes pride in their commitment to the residents and the communities they serve. To learn more about Vancrest Health Care Centers, please visit:

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