Cinnaire recently joined Portage Health and Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center to celebrate the building of a brand new, satellite outpatient clinic facility in Calumet, located in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan. The clinic will primarily house Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), as well as health services provided by Portage Health. The FQHC designation will allow the clinic to provide healthcare services to low-income Calumet residents, as well as access to care for those from outside the area who may not be able to afford healthcare services. In addition to the FQHC, the clinic will allow space for Portage Health to provide complimentary health services in the same location, resulting in a comprehensive suite of health offerings.
Providing quality, affordable healthcare for 2,500 residents of Calumet and surrounding areas, the new clinic building will be approximately 11,000 square feet, but will be expandable to 17,000 square feet or more. It will include space for 21 clinic exams rooms, X-Ray, Ultrasound, Physical and Occupational Therapy, and associate support spaces. The clinic will also house a Dental practice bringing vitally needed oral health services to the community. Cinnaire provided $7.M in New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation. The project has a total development cost of $8.8M. Construction is underway with an estimated completion date of March 2017.
“Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center is excited about increasing access to affordable medical, oral and behavioral health in our service area,” said Donald Simila, President & CEO. “Upper Great Lakes appreciates the collaborative working relationship it has with area healthcare providers and is pleased to work with UPHS Portage on this unique opportunity.”
“Cinnaire has long been committed to investing in rural communities,” said Mark McDaniel, Cinnaire President & CEO. “We are proud to partner with Portage Health and Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center to bring these much needed healthcare services to the Keweenaw Peninsula. Providing access to quality, affordable healthcare will improve the overall health and wellness for the Calumet community.”
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