A recent gift of $250,000 to Grinnell Regional Medical Center will help support the opening of an urgent care clinic in Poweshiek County.
This major donation was made by Manatts, Inc., of Brooklyn and the Manatt family. The support from the Manatt family has allowed GRMC to renovate the first floor of the Ahrens Medical Arts Building into an easily accessible urgent care clinic for convenient care.
In recognition of the gift, the clinic will be called "Manatt Family Urgent Care."
"The Manatt family's gift to GRMC is allowing us to bring a much needed line of service to our patients. In addition, it has moved us closer to our fundraising goal for continued improvements and services to our community," says Todd C. Linden, GRMC president and CEO.
Once opened, the clinic will offer urgent care and after-hours care for non-emergency situations. Providers in the clinic will treat individuals with minor illnesses and injuries such as sore throats, colds, simple cuts, and ear infections. The clinic will also provide occupational medicine services and wound treatment. The occupational medicine and wound treatment programs are already seeing patients in the new area. The urgent care component of the clinic will open in February/March 2014.
One reason the Manatt family made this gift is because family members see a need for quality healthcare being available outside normal business hours.
"The idea of this clinic is dear to us because our employees work long, odd hours. We want to make sure there is a facility available to them to get the care they need during off-business hours," says Brian Manatt, president of Manatt's, Inc., a diversified construction company specializing in asphalt paving, concrete paving and ready-mix concrete.
"In our industry, the hours our employees put in don't always allow them to get to a physician during normal business hours. It is hard for them to find time to take care of themselves. This clinic will help become a solution to that problem," he says.
In helping to provide healthcare access for their employees, the Manatt family also brings access and affordability to all area residents.