CHESTERMERE – The Chestermere Community Health Care Centre is set to start taking shape in the coming months, and to celebrate this achievement, the Health Services committee is inviting the public to join them for an official groundbreaking ceremony on March 29.
It will take place at 10 a.m. at the future site of the centre, which is located at 288 Kinniburgh Blvd. in Chestermere.
Once completed, the health centre will provide a local “medical home” with potential for more health care professionals to work locally, more room to recruit family physicians, and better accessibility to health services for residents and the surrounding community.
One of the tenants will be Alberta Health Services, which in the new facility will be able to centralize existing home care, public health and mental health services. They will do so by leasing 10,000 square feet of space within the 22,000 square foot facility.
Representatives from Alberta Health Services, local physicians, Community Services representatives and health committee members all meet monthly to work on building a strong health care system that will be tailored to meet the needs of all Chestermere residents.
“The Health Services Committee has been hard at work over many, many months to help make this centre a reality,” said Mayor Patricia Matthews. “They have engaged the Town, residents, doctors, Alberta Health Services, the Primary Care Network, and the developers to bring the dream to fruition.
“Congratulations to everyone on the committee and their partners.
Bob Gaidhar of Prime Funds, who is a Conrich resident with close ties to Chestermere, will lead the project. The plans are to develop a physician clinic, a satellite pharmacy, a laboratory and a coffee shop.
“The development group at Prime Funds has collaborated with everyone to get this health centre open,” Matthews said. “The community will be the big winners because of their persistence.”
To keep up to date with the health centre and it’s progress, as well as hear from the members of the health services committee, find them on Facebook as “Chestermere Community Health Centre.”
For development questions, contact Bob Gaidhar at email@example.com