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Mason City’s largest employer – Mercy Hospital – backs Renaissance Project

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MASON CITY – The largest employer in Mason City – Mercy Hospital – has endorsed the downtown Renaissance Project.

In a video statement, Mercy CEO Dan Varnum said Mercy – “North Iowa is proud to support the River City Renaissance project.”

CEO Varnum claims that in the next 5-7 years, one-third of Mercy Physicians will reach retirement age, and the proposed multi-use arena, museum and other amenities connected to the Renaissance project will make Mason City more attractive for recruiting new doctors to town.

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“This project will support efforts to recruit and retain physicians, nurses and other Mercy colleagues to the area,” according to a social media post from Mercy Hospital.

The arena would be built in the former JC Penney’s store in Southbridge Mall – just about a mile or so from the Mercy campus.  It would be used for ice activities 6-8 months out of the year.  Other activities such as concerts, tournaments and expos would held inside the arena the rest of the year.

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