Officials in Huron are celebrating the opening of the new James Valley Community Health Center in the city's mall.
The 12,000-square-foot facility in the former Osco Drug location at Huron Mall features 12 exam rooms. Howard-based Horizon Health Care has lease agreements with the mall for 30 years.
CEO John Mengenhausen says Horizon has applied for federal grants for a number of years to help finance the project. The center is one of 67 projects selected out of 800 grant applications from across the country.
Huron Mayor David McGirr says many people who had to travel up to 75 miles to get affordable health care can now receive it in town.
McGirr says the center will also have a significant economic impact for Huron.