Maple City Health Care Center Expands Middlebury St. Location
GOSHEN – May 11, 2015—Maple City Health Care Center (MCHCC) is expanding and renovating its original location at 213 Middlebury Street.
The project begins this week with DJ Construction as the contractor. In 2009 the local builder added onto the facility also known as “the fire house,” as it once was a fire station. Continued growth and improved quality of care necessitate the new project, according to Don Yost, storyteller for MCHCC.
The project consists of adding 500 sq. ft. to the mostly landlocked building and also renovating 800 sq. ft. of already-existing space, said DJ’s pre-construction project manager Pat Gross.
“The overall purpose is to enable co-located patient care teams,” said Yost. “In other words, we are creating space where each of our two patient care teams can work together in the same space.”
A patient care team is composed of a physician, a nurse practitioner, a behavioral health provider, a nurse educator/health coach, and others who together provide integrated health care for a patient.
Currently the center’s lack of space limits the teams’ abilities to meet and together serve the patients, said Yost.
The space DJ is adding will enable the patient care teams to meet more frequently. The renovated areas will move exam rooms closer to each team’s space.
“Having the teams in one location is an amazing and exciting model of care anyone in the community would envy, but what’s going to be even more satisfying about this is that we are serving people who struggle with language and a lack of insurance,” he said.
Maple City Health Care Center has scheduled a May 20, 1:30 ribbon cutting celebration at its second location, the former Abshire Mansion, 808 North Third Street.
To read an Elkhart Truth article on both projects, click here.