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McFarland Clinic breaks ground on $18M facility

T-R Photos by TREVOR BABCOCK — McFarland Clinic Executive Director Deb Wollam speaks at the groundbreaking for the brand new McFarland Clinic set to start construction next week.

Construction on a brand new medical facility in Marshalltown will soon begin.

Ground has broken on the $18 million McFarland Clinic being built near East Merle Hibbs Boulevard on the south side of town.

McFarland Clinic employees, partners and friends gathered at the nine acres large construction site Thursday to commemorate work beginning next week.

“For the past 25 years the clinic has worked to build a cohesive community of health care professionals dedicating their careers to providing for patients they care for in Marshalltown,” McFarland Clinic CEO Andrew Perry. “Today we’re celebrating the next phase of that commitment by investing in a 60,000 square foot medical facility that will provide primary care and specialty care services for years to come.”

Designed by RMH Architects of Ames, and soon to be constructed by Edge Commercial of Grimes, the three story building is expected to be open in the fall of 2022.

McFarland Clinic staff members gather to commemorate the ground breaking of the construction project to build a new 66,000 square foot clinic in Marshalltown.

Services provided at the McFarland Clinics located on Main Street and Nicolas Drive will be relocated to the new facility, with the leases on those clinics set to expire for McFarland Clinic in 2022. The McFarland Express Clinic located at Hy-Vee will remain open.

McFarland Clinic Executive Director Deb Wollam said the project brings much to be excited about. She said the building will improve office configuration and efficiency.

“Those efficiencies and comforts will be recognized both by the patients and by our providers and staff,” Wollamn said.

The new clinic will service 15 medical and surgical specialties including family medicine, general surgery, optometry, oncology, orthopedic surgery, podiatry, pediatrics and physical therapy.

“This new facility will allow us to build upon that,” Wollam said. “As we are able to recruit new physicians, we’ll be adding different specialties on top of ones that are already coming.”

The new clinic’s added capabilities will allow for expanded oncology services and more accessible physical therapy Wollam said. Pharmacy services will be available at the new clinic accessible with the addition of a drive-up window.

“This groundbreaking is our promise to provide extraordinary care everyday,” Wollam said.

Marshalltown McFarland Clinic Medical Director and General Surgeon Dr. Alison Wilson said the benefits of the new space include two entrances to the building, room for expansion and an improved workflow.

“We’re hoping patients will be able to more easily get to the area that their physician or provider is at,” Wilson said. “They won’t have to stop in so many check-in spots, it will be an easier flow. All of the services we provide are all available in the same building, so we’ll have the ability as physicians and providers to communicate and coordinate care as well as patients being able to move throughout the building seamlessly.”

She also mentioned the environmental conscious geothermal unit for energy efficiency and nature surrounding the building will be beneficial for patients and staff.

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Contact Trevor Babcock at 641-753-6611 or tbabcock@timesrepublican.com.

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