HAYS, KS – HaysMed is proud to announce the opening of its much-anticipated onsite childcare center, a collaborative effort with Bright Minds Academy, LLC. Bright Minds Academy, a childcare provider with a nearby facility, will oversee the management of the newly inaugurated HaysMed Childcare Center, offering vital support to healthcare professionals and families in the community.
With the HaysMed Childcare Center now open, Shae Veach, VP for Regional Operations at HaysMed, expressed the significance of this milestone: “The opening of our childcare facility marks a transformative moment for our organization and the community we serve. We can finally offer our Associates and other families a childcare solution right here on our campus.”
This state-of-the-art childcare center can accommodate up to 77 children, spanning ages from 2 weeks to 6 years old. Conveniently situated on the east side of The Center for Health Improvement, the facility offers a safe and enriching environment for young learners.
Nick and Andrea Felder, owners of Bright Minds Academy, shared their enthusiasm for the center’s opening: “Bright Minds Academy is happy to collaborate with HaysMed to introduce this much-needed childcare option. As we open our doors, we look forward to nurturing and educating even more children, contributing to the growth and well-being of our community.”
The HaysMed Childcare Center features three dedicated play areas, ensuring a holistic developmental experience for the children it serves. In inclement weather, the fitness center gym will be utilized to provide a comfortable and active play space.
The establishment of this childcare center was made possible through the generous contributions of more than $1.5 million from the HaysMed Foundation, the Hadley Foundation, and the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. In addition to this support, Nex-Tech has established an endowed fund with the HaysMed Foundation to address the facility’s future needs.
Veach concluded, “The HaysMed Childcare Center is a game-changer for our healthcare providers and the entire Ellis County community. It’s a testament to our commitment to our Associates and our dedication to ensuring a brighter, more accessible future for childcare in our region.”
A public ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening will be held at a later date.