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  • Writer's pictureLynsey Krusie

Anticipated Launch for New Mulberry Health Clinic

In coordination with the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine, Muscatine Health Support Fund, and UnityPoint Health® – Trinity Muscatine, the Mulberry Health Clinic Project is in the final phase of pre-construction design with groundbreaking scheduled this summer.

“Increasing access to local, quality health care services is critical to improving health outcomes for residents in our rural communities,” said Rachel Pohl, Executive Director, UnityPoint Health – Trinity Muscatine. “The new facility will enable continued and expanded services, enhanced recruitment of physicians, and improved quality of life, efficiency, and experience of patients and providers.” The new three-floor, 42,000 square-foot health clinic will remain attached to the UnityPoint Health Trinity Muscatine Hospital providing easy access to lab and radiology, in-patient and out-patient services, and service delivery for emergent issues. The adjacent location of the new facility will allow for continued operation of the current clinic during construction. “We are proud to be part of a community that recognizes the transformational impact that decreased healthcare system costs and improved health outcomes will make for residents of Muscatine County,” said Jamie Leza, Vice President of Operations, Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine. “This collaborative community health solution with directly and immediately expand and improve patient equity and care, creating multi-generational social and economic success for our neighbors and children.” Russell Construction was selected as the General Contractor and has a vast portfolio of projects completed in the healthcare clinic market. The proposed project timeline has construction sitework beginning this June and substantial completion in December 2024. More than $13 million in philanthropic funds have been pledged and donated to the project. Fundraising efforts continue to offset the $20 million building expense. If you would like to support this project financially and have your donation matched by KENT Corporation, please contact Jamie Leza at the Community Foundation at jleza@givinggreater.org or by calling 563-264-3863. Additional information on the Mulberry Health Clinic project can be found at www.givinggreater.org/clinic.

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