Ozarks Healthcare receives $3,000,000 for procedural space renovations and new clinic construction in Mountain View
Thu, 05/25/2023 - 2:41pm admin
Ozarks Healthcare was recently granted $3,000,000 to be used for renovation of procedural areas at the health system’s main campus and the construction of a new family medicine clinic in Mountain View, Missouri.
Missouri State Senator Karla Eslinger and Representative David Evans were able to secure the funding for Ozarks Healthcare through a one-time request in the state of Missouri’s appropriation bill.
“We are incredibly grateful to Senator Eslinger and Representative Evans for working hard to secure funding that will help so many of our patients access top-quality medical care close to home,” Josh Reeves, Vice President of Development and Advocacy at Ozarks Healthcare, said. “The renovations and construction that will take place thanks to these funds will positively impact the health and wellness of generations of community members across our region who choose Ozarks Healthcare to care for their health needs. We are thankful Senator Eslinger and Representative Evans believe in the importance of growing healthcare services and capabilities across the Ozarks.”
“Ozarks Healthcare has demonstrated a commitment to ensuring accessible, affordable, and quality healthcare for anyone who walks through their doors. I applaud them for everything they continue to do to ensure quality healthcare for everyone they serve,” Eslinger said. “This historic investment for a new clinic in Mountain View and to renovate the West Plains procedural space is just one more brick in the strong foundation Ozarks Healthcare continues to lay.”
“Ozarks Healthcare is the major source of healthcare for much of southern Missouri, and I am excited to be able to support their organization and patients through resources that will help the level of medical care provided grow,” Evans said. “I am proud Ozarks Healthcare continues to expand and prioritize the needs of their patients and people of Missouri.”
Ozarks Healthcare was previously awarded a $1,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development Program for the new clinic space for its location in Mountain View in late fall of 2022. Construction plans include larger testing areas and patient rooms, along with space for new technology. The health system was also previously granted $3,000,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the renovation of hospital procedural space.
Of the $3,000,000 granted, $1.5million will be used for the construction of the new clinic in Mountain and View, and $1.5million will be used to renovate procedural space inside Ozarks Healthcare’s hospital in West Plains. Governor Mike Parson is expected to sign the legislation over the next few weeks.
Construction and renovation timelines will be shared on Ozarks Healthcare’s social media and website, www.OzarksHealthcare.com, as soon as updates are available.