Delta Health Family Medicine (DFM) is relocating from Meeker Street to the main hospital campus this fall in efforts to increase access to patient care.
Delta Health CEO Matt Heyn addressed the practice’s need for relocation from 555 Meeker Street to 70 Stafford Lane during the hospital board’s March meeting, noting that the Meeker location would need vacating by Sept. 1 to allow another potential tenant and buyer to take over the space.
The board approved renovating the 70 Stafford location during the same meeting, authorizing $250,000 for an in-house project.
Heyn previously noted that outsourcing the project would have cost the hospital approximately $573,000.
“This was a strategic and cost-saving measure in continuing to better utilize and be the best stewards of our resources by better occupying building space owned by the hospital and not renting additional space,” said Jacqueline Davis, spokesperson for Delta Health.
The two-pronged project means that DFM will share the renovated space with the Delta Health Pulmonary Clinic, Davis noted.
“This move will be incredibly convenient for our providers to be located on campus and have greater access to patients in the in/outpatient setting,” said Davis.
The move will include closer access to care, larger exam rooms, more “accommodating” space and additional parking.
DFM continues to provide patient care throughout the construction process and Davis assured patients of a “seamless transition” from one clinic to the renovated location.
The clinic is slated to open at 70 Stafford Lane at the beginning of September.
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