(ELMA, WA) – Officials from Grays Harbor County Public Hospital District No. 1, the city of McCleary and Grenville Properties broke ground for the new 6,000 square foot healthcare clinic Monday June, 13.
McCleary Mayor Gary Dent joined Summit Pacific Medical Center’s CEO Renee Jensen and Fiscal Associate Ron Hulscher, FGM Construction and Development Inc.’s President Jack McPherson, Harbor Architects Alan Gozart, Harbor Architects Monika Kuhnau and Summit Pacific Medical Center’s Board of Commissioners to mark the beginning of the construction project.
On the development team are Dick Bratton Management, Grenville Properties and Harbor Architects. Development of the lot and facility will continue in the months ahead with the targeted opening of the new clinic being in the first quarter of 2016.
Renee Jensen, CEO spoke of how common it is that hospitals and clinics close their doors and said how proud she is for this hospital district to have the opportunity to be opening a clinic.
The new clinic will be able to house up to six healthcare providers and will be conveniently located where the Sterling Savings Bank currently stands in downtown McCleary, across from city hall. The new downtown location is located near public transportation and major freeway systems, providing ease of access for patients and employees.
Representative Derek Kilmer was unable to attend but had this to say about the new clinic, “This facility will ensure that residents of McCleary and their families are provided with top-notch medical care that is convenient, reliable, and by a provider that is trusted and proven. Our community is a stronger and better place to live because of this investment. I commend the folks at Summit Pacific Medical Center for breaking the barriers too many face in our communities seeking health care. Congratulations to Renee Jensen and the Summit Pacific team on the groundbreaking of this new facility.”