QMG breaks ground on new Pittsfield clinic
8 months, 1 week ago
New facility scheduled to open in Summer 2013
Quincy Medical Group broke ground this morning on a new 20,000 square foot clinic in Pittsfield.
“The groundbreaking of this project is possible due to the culmination of efforts and collaboration of many dedicated people…,” said Aric Sharp, CEO of QMG. “Our recent affiliation with the Iowa Health System allowed us to reaffirm our commitment to Pike County, focusing on coordinated care for the regions' patients.
The new building at 320 North Madison will serve as a centralized medical care location, providing services from providers at Pittsfield Clinic and Pike County Family Practice.
“While it had been the Foundation’s original plan to build a Consolidated Health Clinic on this site to accommodate multiple not-for-profit and for-profit entities, circumstance beyond our control required us to redirect our efforts,” said Patricia McIntosh, Executive Director Health and Wellness Foundation of Pike County. “By selling our property to Quincy Medical Group, they will have a site suitable to build their new Medical Clinic…Two years ago, we invited all of the major health providers in Pike County to be part of the build-out should they have needs that could be met by partnering on the project. Quincy Medical Group was the sole organization that grasped the opportunity."
The new clinic at is estimated for completion in the summer of 2013. The existing QMG facility at 606 W. Adams will function in a new capacity.
“HWFPC has remained committed to working with the Pike County Health Department toward finding a suitable site for the Safety Net Dental Clinic. We have offered to house the Dental Clinic in QMG’s 606 Adams property, which would be vacated upon completion of their new facility,” McIntosh said. “The Foundation would own the building and provide terms which would enable the Health Department to operate the clinic with no investment in the facility except for clinic-specific renovations which have been funded by the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation. We will continue to support this project in an attempt to help facilitate the Health Department’s ability to meet the growing demand from Pike County residents for Safety Net Dental Clinic.”
QMG provided information for this report.