The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for the new Mercy Health Physician Partners Quarterline Family Medicine clinic , inside the new Muskegon Community College (MCC) Health and Wellness Center, located at 221 S. Quarterline Rd. The event takes place at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
The clinic, which opens for students and patients in January 2019 – at the beginning of MCC’s winter semester – will provide care for residents in the currently underserved 49442 area of Muskegon and offer MCC nursing and medical assistant students opportunities to earn required clinical hours.
“This is going to be a wonderful setting not only for our community members to receive care, but an amazing place for various student disciplines to gain valuable health care experience,” said Kim Maguire, chief nursing officer and vice president of Patient Care Services for Mercy Health Muskegon.
The need for a new health and wellness building – which included a health care clinic – was identified in MCC’s 2010 Facility Master Plan. “Facilities matter,” explained John Selmon, provost and executive vice president for Muskegon Community College. “Quality buildings and equipment support student success. Our students get to enjoy and experience learning in some of the best educational facilities in Michigan.”
The 4,000 square foot clinic includes eight exam rooms, a treatment room and lab. The clinic will accommodate three nurse practitioners and required support staff.
“Mercy Health Physician Partners Quarterline Family Medicine represents the successful collaboration of Grand Valley State University, MCC, and Mercy Health Muskegon to bring a transformative and innovative health care service to our community,” said Kristen Brown, MD, vice president of Mercy Health Physician Partners. “It will provide robust, interdisciplinary education to the health care students that rotate through the facility. We are so proud to be a partner in this effort.”