The public is invited to a Jefferson County Health and Wellness Ribbon Cutting Celebration

MADRAS, Ore. (KTVZ) – Mosaic Medical and Jefferson County Public Health invite the community to join them at a ribbon-cutting event on Friday, June 24 at 2:30 p.m. The event will celebrate the opening of the Jefferson County Health and Wellness Center, a partnership between Mosaic and JCPH.

Guests will be able to tour the facility, meet staff members and enjoy refreshing drinks.

The new building is located next to St. Charles Madras at 500 NE A St. on land donated by the hospital system. The center is home to the Mosaic Health Center in Madras, the Mosaic Pharmacy (open to the public) and the public health of Jefferson County.

“Our new location offers our customers easy access to the additional services offered by Mosaic and St. Charles, “said Dr. Michael Baker, director of JCPH. “We are now just a few steps away from specialized medical services that some people may find challenging.”

“We are excited to celebrate the opening of this facility with everyone in Madras,” said Megan Haase, FNP, Mosaic’s chief executive. “We hope that the members of the community will feel like a health center here. Everyone is welcome.”

Mosaic has been serving the Madras community since 2006, and the need for services has grown with the population over the years. The new facility will double Mosaic’s medical examination rooms, provide much-needed space for dental and behavioral health services, include car service and a low-cost pharmacy accessible to all.

For JCPH, moving to the new building will allow for an increase in direct clinical services as well as community-wide services. JCPH staff participated in the overall design and layout of the new building to ensure that programs and staff can effectively coordinate services and offer comprehensive care to Jefferson County residents.

The building is 19,486 square meters. The Mosaic Madras health center part of the facility is 9,050 square feet, while the JCPH part is 7,856 square feet. Mosaic and JCPH share 2,580 square feet, including a public room with a training kitchen that secures the facility. The space will be used for classes and is accessible to the public.

The total cost of the project was 11 million dollars. Mosaic has raised nearly $ 5.3 million for the facility through community donations and private, state and federal grants. Jefferson County will receive $ 2.7 million from Oregon for the project. The rest of Jefferson County’s share will come from the county’s existing sources of revenue.

The building was designed by BBT Architects, Inc., and the contractor is Skanska Construction.

As this building is a health facility, please be prepared to wear a mask as you walk inside during the event. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided.

About Mosaic Medical:

Mosaic Medical is a non-profit public health center that caters to Central Oregon residents from all walks of life. Through a network of over a dozen clinics, we offer integrated health services that meet each patient’s medical, dental, behavioral, nutritional and medication needs. Our care is never affected by how much money our patients make, what language they speak or the status of their insurance coverage. Mosaic Medical provides quality care for all. For more information, please visit mosaicmedical.org.

Regarding Jefferson County Public Health:

Jefferson County Public Health’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of all Jefferson County residents through policies, partnerships and services. These programs and services include family support services and nurse visits, WIC supplementary nutrition program, environmental health, smoking prevention, emergency preparedness, public health programs such as the Movin ‘Mountains and Cardio Challenge, research on outbreaks and diseases, data research and policy development, immunizations and reproductive health. Visit JeffCo.net/PublicHealth for more information.

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