For three days, during the last week of July, UNHS administrators, providers and staff were busy making the move from the old Montezuma Creek Clinic facilities into the new 150,000 square-foot, two-story community health center.
They even used the 24th of July holiday to begin the move so the clinic only had to be closed for two regular days. But the move was accomplished in time to open the new building on Friday, July 27, as scheduled. In the past three weeks staff in all departments have been organizing their new home, while seeing a full slate of patients each day. There are also small items to be finished by work crews from Korte Company, the building contractors, who continue to put the final construction touches on the building. But the new clinic is now up and running and patients are giving the facility their overwhelming approval. If the full parking lot is any indication of the community’s feeling, then everything must be going well.
From the spacious, modern look of the main entrance and waiting rooms with dozens of windows providing light, to the courteous, helpful staff members who greet and assist patients and visitors as they enter the building; and the new Market dining area with free coffee and great food, the building has a homey, welcoming atmosphere. The medical and dental exam rooms and offices in the provider areas are a welcome addition for the medical staff and administration. The overhead televisions in the dental exam rooms allow patients to watch their favorite shows while receiving treatment.
State-of-the-art equipment in a beautiful, modern facility, along with the great UNHS medical staff can’t help but make patients feel more welcome and at ease. As UNHS CEO Michaael Jensen said, during the building’s grand opening in June, the new clinic will be a place of healing. A homey place where patients can feel as comfortable as possible.
There’s only one problem. The building is so big, some visitors might get lost finding their way around. But the nice ladies who greet them at the door see to it no one is lost for very long.
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The new Montezuma Creek Community Health Center has been a busy place since it opened on July 27. The three-day move kept crews busy putting final touches on the main entrance (Below R), or finding their way around (small photo). Dr. Christy Kopasz DDS said the new overhead TVs in the dental treatment rooms are great for patients. Staff photos