Pamplin Media Group – New Health and Wellness Center celebrates opening to public

The $11 million constructing houses equally Jefferson County Public Well being and Mosaic Health-related clinic

PMG PHOTO KIVA HANSON - The group of staff, officials and community members that officialyl cristened the new building with a ribbon cutting

The new Jefferson County Well being and Wellness Center officially opened with a June 24 ribbon slicing ceremony. The ceremony marks the welcoming of the community into the creating for services and the completion of a challenge several several years in the earning.

The new making was initially conceived by talks with the county fee, community associates and Jefferson County Public Wellness. They recognized a need to have for a new building and through lobbying, fundraising and outreach have been in a position to flip that objective into a realty.

Jefferson County Commission Chair Wayne Fording spoke at the ribbon slicing ceremony and outlined the procedure the creating took. The constructing was originally mainly funded by the Oregon Legislature for $4.1 million, led in a substantial drive by Congressmen Bentz, who recorded a video clip for the celebration, and Senator Findley, who attended in person. Through COVID, the wants and price range grew, and the contribution from the condition rose to $5.4 million. Mosaic Clinical raised $5.3 million via donations and grants. The overall for the task came to $11 million.

“People today in rural communities are having to travel several miles for professional medical treatment, so acquiring this facility in Madras is fantastic,” claimed Bentz. “It will really support entry in the neighborhood.”

The Jefferson County Well being and Wellness Center retains two groups in its partitions, Jefferson County Public Wellness and Mosaic Health care Centre. Each teams focus on community health and addressing unmet demands for clinical treatment in our community.

Dr. Michael Baker, the director of public health for Jefferson County, spoke at the ceremony, sharing “This building is a symbol of how Jefferson County is prioritizing community overall health. With no a powerful health and fitness foundation, a sturdy local community isn’t really doable. With this building, we are expressing ‘We are Jefferson County, and we are no for a longer time likely to be ranked 1 of the most unhealthy counties in the condition of Oregon. We are carrying out a little something about it.'”

The new setting up characteristics a big selection of companies, from vaccinations and behavioral wellness appointments to dental treatment and a pharmacy open up to the general public. The two teams doing the job in the making are both equipped to increase products and services many thanks to the new making.

Mosaic Medical has served Jefferson County by means of its clinic in Madras given that 2006. The new facility will double the number of Mosaic Health-related examination rooms, provide much required house for dental and behavioral well being providers and involves generate-up care companies and a lower-value pharmacy offered to all.

For JCPH, relocating to the new building will allow for for improves in direct medical companies as effectively as local community-broad expert services. Team with JCPH participated in the overall style and layout of the new constructing to assure packages and team could proficiently coordinate services and offer thorough wraparound treatment to Jefferson County citizens.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the opening of this facility with all people in Madras,” explained Megan Haase, loved ones nurse practitioner and Mosaic CEO. “We hope that neighborhood associates will really feel like they have a health house below. Everyone is welcome.”

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