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Groundbreaking underway at future MRH Walk‐In Clinic site in Craig

Staff Report

Work began on Aug. 29 at the site of the future Memorial Regional Health Walk‐In Clinic. The building that will house the MRH Walk‐In Clinic will be leased by Memorial Regional Health from Springfield Properties, LLC.

The new building will be approximately 6,285 square feet.

"As part of our strategy to vacate the old hospital we wanted this type of facility located along a busy street and by shopping areas. We wanted this service to be located in a true retail setting, so that when visitors come to town for the hunting season, travel for the summer or come to enjoy the many attractions in Moffat County, they locate us quickly if they have a health‐related need," said CEO Andy Daniels. "The goal is to continue to offer patients with semi‐urgent medical issues — not emergencies — an alternative to emergency rooms and doctors' offices where the waits can drag on for hours. Walk‐In Clinics cater to people with problems like sore throats, sprains, cuts, and rashes."

The project's general contractor, Adena Corporation, is working with several local contractors to complete this project.

They estimate that at least 35 percent of the project costs will be paid to contractors who own and operate their companies in Craig. Another 45 percent of the project will be spent with contractors in Colorado and the balance – 20 percent ‐ will be paid to out‐of‐state companies.

It is anticipated that construction will begin later this summer and will be completed by summer of 2018.