Luana Savings Bank and Security State Bank have each donated $7,500 to the new WMC Clinic in Ossian, giving a combined donation of $15,000. Joe Kriener of Luana Savings Bank (left), and James Rothmeyer of Security State Bank (right) are pictured with Justin Gullekson (center), outgoing Board president of the Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation. (Submitted photo)
Luana Savings Bank and Security State Bank have each donated $7,500 to the new WMC Clinic in Ossian, giving a combined donation of $15,000. Joe Kriener of Luana Savings Bank (left), and James Rothmeyer of Security State Bank (right) are pictured with Justin Gullekson (center), outgoing Board president of the Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Two Ossian banks are helping make a new medical clinic in Ossian is a reality.

Security State Bank and Luana Savings Bank have each donated $7,500 to the new Winneshiek Medical Center Clinic in Ossian, giving a combined donation of $15,000.

Donations to the WMC Ossian Clinic support the start-up costs of the new clinic, and there are opportunities at every giving level, from naming the clinic to sponsoring infant care items.

James Rothmeyer, assistant vice president of Security State Bank in Ossian said, "Security State Bank is pleased to contribute $7,500 to Winneshiek Medical Center in support of the new Ossian Clinic. As a community bank, we have deep roots in the communities we serve and it's important to us to help our communities grow and thrive."

Joe Kriener, vice president of Luana Savings Bank, echoed Rothmeyer's comments, saying, "As a bank, we want to see the Ossian community continue to grow and provide services for its residents in the local market. We believe that health care is an essential community need, and are pleased our gift of $7,500 can help make local health care a reality in Ossian."

The new clinic was approved by the WMC Board of Trustees in October. The clinic, located downtown Ossian, will be staffed by Mayo Clinic Health System and Winneshiek Medical Center physicians, associate providers and therapists who will provide full-time access to primary care services for all ages and regularly scheduled rehab services.

The Medical Center anticipates an opening date of later this spring.