DATE: 8 April 2010
Grace Hill South Health Center is moving
By Gerald Sonnenberg
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Grace Hill Neighborhood Health Centers announces plans to move its Grace Hill South Health Center, currently located at 3400 S. Jefferson, to the Alexian Plaza Building at 3930 S. Broadway. The relocation will take place by August, 2010.
Alan Freeman, GHNHC president and CEO, made these comments. “There has been a continual increase in total patients and visits over the past three years at our South location. Our current space is simply too small to accommodate the demand. We are anxious to expand and improve our service offerings, especially to meet the needs of low income and underserved patients who are seeking a primary care medical home.”
GHNHC will occupy just under 10,000 square feet (about 70 percent) of the building, which is owned by KOBA, LLC. The design for the new clinic space was created in conjunction with the Arcturis architectural firm. Musick Construction is the general contractor that will oversee the renovation project.
Approximately 80 percent of the $1.5 million budget for the project was secured through a grant awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
“All of us at GHNHC are so excited about the move,” said Barbara Bailey, GHNHC vice president and chief operating officer. “The new space more than doubles GH South’s existing exam room capacity.”
Dr. Thomas Kernan, a family practice physician at Grace Hill, summed up the move this way. “We are looking forward to being in space that better serves our patients.”
Grace Hill Health Centers, Inc. is a non-profit organization that has been enabling healthy, productive lives in St. Louis for more than 100 years. GHHC is accredited through the prestigious Joint Commission.