Audience invited to the ribbon cutting celebration for the Jefferson County Health and Wellness Center

MADRAS, Oregon (KTVZ) – Mosaic Medical and Jefferson County Public Health invite the community to join them at the ribbon cutting event on Friday June 24 at 2:30 pm The event will celebrate the opening of the Jefferson County Health and Wellness Center, a partnership between Mosaic and JCPH.

Guests can tour the facility, meet staff members and enjoy refreshments.

The new building is located adjacent to St. Charles Madras at 500 NE A St. on land donated by the hospital system. The center is home to Mosaic’s Madras Health Center, Mosaic Pharmacy (open to the community) and Jefferson County Public Health.

“Our new location offers our customers easy access to the complementary services offered by both Mosaic and St. Charles,” said Dr. Michael Baker, Director of JCPH. “We are now within walking distance of specialized medical services which can be difficult for some people to reach.”

“We are thrilled to celebrate the opening of this facility with everyone in Madras,” said Megan Haase, FNP, CEO of Mosaic. “We hope community members feel like they have a nursing home here. Everyone is welcome. “

Mosaic has served the Madras community since 2006, with the need for services growing with the population over the years. The new facility will double the number of Mosaic medical examination rooms, provide much-needed space for dental and behavioral health services, include drive-up assistance services and a low-cost pharmacy available to all.

For JCPH, the move to the new building will increase direct clinical services and community-level services. JCPH staff participated in the overall design and layout of the new building to ensure that programs and staff could efficiently coordinate services and offer comprehensive, enveloping care to Jefferson County residents.

The building is 19,486 square feet. The Mosaic Madras Health Center portion of the property is 9,050 square feet, while the JCPH portion is 7,856 square feet. Mosaic and JCPH share 2,580 square feet, including a common room with an educational kitchen that anchors the facility. The space will be used for lessons and is available for community use.

The total cost of the project was $ 11 million. Mosaic raised nearly $ 5.3 million for the facility through community donations and private, state and federal grants. Jefferson County will receive $ 2.7 million from the state of Oregon for the project. The balance of the Jefferson County dues will come from existing county revenue sources.

The building was designed by BBT Architects, Inc and the contractor for the project was Skanska Construction.

As this building is a health facility, please be prepared to wear a mask on the tour inside during the event. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided.

About Mosaic Medical:

Mosaic Medical is a nonprofit community health center serving Central Oregonians from all walks of life. Through a network of over a dozen clinics, we offer integrated health services that meet each patient’s medical, dental, behavioral, nutritional and therapeutic needs. Our care is never affected by how much money our patients make, what language they speak or the status of their insurance coverage. Mosaic Medical offers quality care for everyone. For more information, visit mosaicmedical.org.

Jefferson County Public Health Information:

Jefferson County Public Health’s mission is to improve the health and promote the well-being of all residents of Jefferson County through policies, partnerships and services. These programs and services include family support services and nursing home visits, WIC supplementary nutrition program, environmental health, tobacco prevention, emergency preparedness, community health programs such as Movin ‘Mountains and Cardio Challenge, outbreak and disease investigation, research data and policy development, immunization and reproductive health care. Visit JeffCo.net/PublicHealth for more information.

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