MercyCare Clinic breaks ground


MercyCare broke ground on Oct. 4 for its new medical clinic in Monticello. Assisting at the event were, front from left, Bob Welter; Sue Schlarmann; Greg DeWolf; Timothy Quinn, MD; Stephen Runde, MD; Barb Cree, PA-C; Doug Herman; Chris Lux; Sr. Susan O’Connor; and Lucas Gobeli. The Monticello Chamber Ambassadors congratulated Mercy on its new project. Standing in back are Gerald Retzlaff, Tina McDonough, Suzan Ehlers, Judy Tuetken, Pat Recker, Sue Ballou, Annette Smith, and Chamber Director Jan Hoag. (Photo by Kim Brooks)

MercyCare Community Physicians (MCCP) broke ground for a new medical clinic in Monticello (located at 220 Welter Dr.) on Friday, Oct. 4. When completed, the new facility will replace the existing MercyCare Monticello clinic (located at 619 S. Main St.). MercyCare providers plan to begin seeing patients at the new facility next summer. 

The new clinic is just 2 miles from the existing clinic, providing convenient patient access right off Highway 151. 

In addition to its convenient location, MercyCare officials say the state-of-the-art clinic will include lab and imaging services, two full-time providers, and extended hours of care, opening weekdays at 7 a.m. 

“We look forward to providing the Monticello serve their needs for years to come,” said Greg DeWolf, vice president of Clinic Operations at MercyCare. “We are pleased to be able to provide additional services and extended hours to the community with the brand-new facility.” community with a beautiful, new healthcare facility to 

MercyCare Monticello will be staffed full-time by Dr. Stephen Runde and Physician Assistant Barbara Cree. 

“We are excited to announce that Dr. Runde will transition to full-time in Monticello in January 2020, along with Barb Cree, who has been serving patients at the clinic for the past three years,” said Sue Schlarmann, director of Physician Relations and Clinic Operations. “With our expansion of provider coverage, we welcome new patients, as well as walk-ins for acute care. We look forward to providing ‘The Mercy Touch’ to all those we serve.” 

The clinic will be equipped with the latest medical technology and will utilize Mercy’s electronic medical record, Epic, allowing for seamless coordination between Mercy’s doctors, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare providers. 

OPN Architects will take the lead on the MercyCare clinic project. They plan to start construction during the last week in October. 

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