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MMSC plans new $2.5 million clinic in Toledo

January 2, 2014
By John Speer - Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

More details emerged Monday night, Dec. 23, about the plan for Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center (MMSC) to replace its clinic building in Toledo with a new one on a new site.

Toledo City Council members endorsed the application for a federal funding application in connection with the project following a public hearing during their regular council meeting.

MMSC plans to apply for federal assistance from the USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Loan Program. The Toledo project is part of a bigger MMSC undertaking which was announced in November.

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MMSC?plans to replace the present South Broadway clinic (above) with new facility to be built at Myrtle and South County Road ( U.S. 63) in Toledo.
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Planned are a new hospital to be built in three phases on the south side of Marshalltown. in addition to the new Toledo clinic, improvements are also planned for facilities at Conrad and State Center.

Liz Zuercher, MMSC vice president of Administrative Services, said Monday the new clinic is being built, in part, to accommodate physician specialists who will visit the clinic periodically and to expand rehabilitation services. The MMSC Clinic here is currently staffed by Polly Hineman, DO,Yared Vazquez,MD, Anna Dempewolf, PA-C and Daryl Allison, PA-C.

The clinic will be constructed on property at Myrtle and South County Road (U.S. 63) across the street from the Bohemian Mutual Insurance Association offices. Construction time is estimated at 18 months, Zuercher said.

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The cost of the new facility is expected to be about $2.5 million, Zuercher said. She said construction could start in Toledo in mid-March, about the same time work is to begin on phase I of the new Marshalltown hospital.

There was no word on future plans for the current clinic building at 1307 S. Broadway.



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