Plans for the new Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center Clinic to be built in Toledo are currently in the design phase according to Liz Zuercher, MMSC vice president of Administrative Services.
"Wertzberger Architects from Marshalltown (are working) on that design. Staff, administrators, physicians and nurses are all involved in that process," Zuercher wrote in an email.
She told The Chronicle groundbreaking is now expected in the spring of 2015.
Meanwhile MMSC announced last week it is making application for a certificate of need for a comprehensive cancer center to be built at the new location for the hospital on Marshalltown's south side.
"For patients who have been diagnosed with cancer, a treatment center in our area is essential," said John Hughes, MMSC's CEO. "There are higher incidences of cancer in the areas MMSC?serves than many parts of the state, so there is clearly a need. It is our desire to develop broad range of treatments to accommodate those patients' needs much closer to home."
The Toledo clinic plan was first announced last year in conjunction with the plans to build a new hospital at Marshalltown.
The new clinic will be approx. 12,000 sq. feet. It will include primary care and outreach specialty care and expanded outpatient rehabilitation services, laboratory and x-ray, with the potential for advanced diagnostic imaging in the future according to Zuercher.
The location will be south of West Myrtle Street on South County Road (U.S. Highway 63.)
The MMSC Clinic here is currently staffed by Polly Hineman, DO, Yared Vazquez,MD, Anna Dempewolf, PA-C and Daryl Allison, PA-C.
It is located at 1307 South Broadway in Toledo. Future plans for that building have not been announced.