On Wednesday, June 12, members of the Princeton community and Perry staff gathered to witness the groundbreaking for the new Family Health Clinic facility. Despite the rain, the crowd watched on as Perry Board Members Deb Madsen and Gary Bruce; Princeton Mayor Joel Quiram; Perry Medical Director Dr. Robert Mestan; Perry President/CEO Annette Schnabel; and Perry Board Chairwoman Linda Gustafson broke ground on the new location for the Family Health Clinic.
Construction will begin immediately on the new Family Clinic located north of the hospital on Park Avenue East in Princeton, Illinois. The new building will add 15,200 square feet of space to Perry’s hospital and medical office building facilities.
The new Family Health Clinic facility will strengthen Perry’s ability to offer convenient patient flow and efficiency during the Perry patient experience. The one level building will include a registration/waiting area, 21 exam rooms, two procedure rooms, a bariatric room, a vitals room featuring a wheelchair scale, and a conference room.
The new Family Health Clinic enables Perry Providers to keep pace with the rapidly changing healthcare environment. Annette Schnabel, President and CEO said, “We have grown our primary care provider staff from four in 2014 to 12 in 2016.” Master facility planning has been an ongoing process at Perry with the clinic facility identified as the best way to meet our communities’ needs for primary care services. Schnabel commented, “We now move to the build phase beginning June 17 with completion anticipated in seven months resulting in the ability to see more patients for the management of health and wellness and illnesses.”
P.J. Hoerr, Inc. will be handling the construction, which is expected to be completed this winter. Patients should begin using the Family Health Clinic starting in February.