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News Release: CHI Health Clinic Breaking Ground on New Council Bluffs Clinic

March 12, 2018

We’re Growing – With One-Stop Health Care

New CHI Health Clinic Will be More Than Four Times the Current Size

The new clinic will replace the current facility on Madison Avenue and will be almost 39,000 square feet, compared to the current 9,000 square feet. (Rendering courtesy of CHI Health)

A new CHI Health Clinic at Valley View and Mall Drives in Council Bluffs is not only bigger, it will provide a rotating cast of specialists – all under one roof.

In addition to primary care, patients will have access to specialists in behavioral health, women’s services, radiology, ultrasound, pharmacy and physical therapy.

The new clinic is the 46th for CHI Health, which has the largest network of clinics in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area. It replaces the current facility on Madison Avenue and will be almost 39,000 square feet, compared to the current 9,000 square feet. It will have 54 exam rooms and is expected to open in May 2019.

In addition to a bigger space, the new clinic will have a big economic impact on the metro:

  • Building the clinic will support 83 jobs in the construction industry and an additional 35 jobs in the community based on the increased economic activity.
  • The 45 clinic jobs will help support an additional 28 workers in the community (for example, real estate, retail, restaurants, etc.).
  • When fully operational the economic activity generated by the project will add about $10.4 million to the local economy every year (this includes “spillover” activity).
  • The local economy will see a payroll income boost of about $3.6 million for the clinic, additional household spending and additional business-to-business spending.

CHI Health partnered with NexCore Group, a national health care real estate developer, to create a facility that is convenient, efficient, and productive.

Please join us for a groundbreaking at the new location.

What: Groundbreaking for new clinic

When: Monday, March 19th, 2 p.m.

Why: To celebrate work beginning at new location

Where: Valley View Drive and Mall Drive, Council Bluffs

For more information about the event, contact Kathy Niver at (402) 657-1445

What people are saying about the new clinic:

Angie Baber, division manager of development for CHI Heath:

“Together with CHI Health Clinic West Broadway and CHI Health Mercy we are committed to providing the highest quality care in great facilities. Council Bluffs is an important part of our clinic structure.”

Todd Varney, NexCore’s managing principal:

“The partnership with CHI Health has been a very positive one from the beginning. We have really enjoyed working with the team and look forward to providing an outstanding facility for the Council Bluffs community.”

Matt Walsh, mayor of Council Bluffs:

“For more than 130 years CHI Mercy Hospital has shared compassionate health care and excellence in medicine with the residents of Southwest Iowa, as well as excellent care at two additional health center locations. We are grateful for their many significant contributions that have improved our community’s overall corporeal and spiritual health and subsequently has added direct benefit to the quality of life of our residents.”

Paula Hazlewood, executive director of the Advance Southwest Iowa Corporation:

“Access to quality health care is vital to successful economic development. We are honored to assist CHI Health with the development of their newest clinic.”

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