The public will get their first look inside the Providence Central Point Medical Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 13 during an open house from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. And what a look it will be.
The 32,000 sq. ft. two-story structure will have the service of eight physicians. Included are family practice doctors, while other doctors will see patients with cardiac or respiratory issues as well as the young and the old.
“We are very pleased to be opening this medical center in Central Point,” said Brian Herwig, Providence CEO, and Eagle Point resident.
The Diagnostic Imaging department features an open MRI. The MRI at the Central Point Medical Center is the only one in the valley with a one rating. This rating means it offers the same quality as the closed MRI machine.
While the open MRI will be of great benefit to those who are claustrophobic, it also means a mother or father can be on the bed with an infant who needs an MRI. The open MRI will provide greater comfort level to anyone.
There is a 16-slice CT scanner, ultrasound, x-rays, radiology and complete laboratory facility.
The Central Point facility is built for expansion. With 40 examination rooms, it is designed for 13 doctors.
Providence purchased the land that once was occupied by Westside Lumber on Highway 99. Groundbreaking was held June 18, 2007. Herwig said the facility, including land, structure and equipment represents a $13 million investment. There is additional ground adjoining the clinic and Herwig said they hope to locate a pharmacy on a portion of that vacant land.
The Central Point location is also the business office for the Providence Medical group and will handle scheduling from the new facility.
Hours will be Monday-Friday 8-5 and Saturday from 9-12n. The phone number is 664-3346.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent