Alongside the Muscatine Health Support Fund and UnityPoint Health® – Trinity Muscatine, we celebrated the official “topping out” of the new Mulberry Health Clinic facility, marking the completion of the steel construction phase of the $20 million dollar project.
To commemorate this exciting milestone, donors were invited to sign a structural beam at the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine while Trinity team members, Trinity Muscatine Foundation board members, and Trinity Muscatine Friends’ board members were invited to sign a joining beam at UnityPoint Health® – Trinity Muscatine. These two beams were placed and secured together at the construction site and mark a major milestone for the project and the future of healthcare in Muscatine.
“These organizations have a deep-rooted history of meeting the community’s health needs and this important renovation will set the foundation for continued and future success,” said Rachel Pohl, Executive Director of Trinity Muscatine. “These beams will provide strength and support, and I can’t think of a better metaphor for how we are working together to build a stronger healthcare system for the people of Muscatine.”
Construction is expected to continue through Fall 2024 and will expand the clinic’s footprint from 30,000 square feet to 42,000 square feet, allowing for future expansion which includes multi-use space for services such as telehealth, primary care, behavioral health, and community health.
“It is exciting to see the vision and dedication of our longstanding community and hospital partnership progressing through this construction milestone,” said Jamie Leza, Vice President of Operations at the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine. “Through the tireless efforts of these collaborative partners, as well as the generosity of our business and individual donors, we are ensuring continued local presence of quality health care in Muscatine.”
The updated building will be convenient, more efficient for patients, and will better accommodate a growing number of providers. With connection to the hospital, the clinic will provide easy access for patients, reduce transportation barriers, and allow for more collaborative care between the clinic and hospital. The clinic’s proximity to the hospital also allows for easy and seamless access to the hospital’s lab, radiology, and inpatient services.
Additional information on the Mulberry Health Clinic project can be found at www.givinggreater.org/clinic.