New Facility Coming Soon!
Much visible progress has been made on the New Facility since the start of Spring! Here are some updates from recent months.
In the main building (Hospital, Clinic and Retail Pharmacy) the water vapor barriers were installed in August. Following this, in September, crews began work on the roof which was completed by mid-October.
As for the Support Services building (the separate steel building that will house the Ambulance bay, Maintenance, and Materials management warehouse), the structural steel was started in August. The exterior of the building reached substantial completion by mid-October.
Exterior doors and windows were also a big focus in the main building, which was all installed during the first couple weeks of October. The official dry-in date was reached by mid-October. This means that the facility is water and airtight for the winter and work can continue inside the buildings.
Also, the EIFS stucco on the main building was finalized. Substantial progress was also made on the sidewalks, curbs, and gutters on the east side of the main building.
Crews also started putting up the Hardie plank siding, the color of dark cherry wood, on the lower exterior of the main building. With substantial progress being made, we anticipate being in the New Facility by Fall 2020.
MMC has decided to become a smoke-free campus effective January 1, 2020. The purpose of adopting and implementing a smoke-free environment is to ensure all who visit and work on campus are exposed to a healthy environment.
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Exposure to smoking and secondhand smoke are known causes of lung disease, heart disease, and cancer. As a facility, we recognize the hazards caused by tobacco use and exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke. MMC will prohibit the use of all tobacco products, including cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or electronic cigarettes on the MMC campus or within MMC facilities, by all MMC patients and staff.
Staff, visitors and clients will be informed of the smoke-free policy via signs posted throughout the properties owned and operated by MMC.
Smoking cessation programs and educational materials will be provided to those employees and members of the community who would like assistance to quit smoking.
Partnership with Canby Clinic
MMC and Canby Family Practice Clinic are pleased to announce the formation of a partnership between the two facilities. This change is expected to take effect beginning January 1st, 2020. Canby Family Practice Clinic’s affiliation with MMC will further allow both rural care providers to increase accessibility and quality medical and dental care for patients.
Kevin Kramer, CEO of MMC, said of the venture, “Canby Family Practice Clinic has a very successful model of care in both realms of clinical and dental care. We’re very excited to have the opportunity to partner with them by offering additional services and looking into different resources for our community. We are eager to help further support their efforts to provide high-quality healthcare in the region.”
TThe Canby Family Practice Clinic’s staff and healthcare providers will remain the same. Current patients will continue to be seen at the Canby location and Canby Clinic is currently accepting new patients. MMC and Canby Family Practice are striving to be better, together.