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Harrison breaks ground in Belfair; clinic set to open in early 2009 - 8/4/2008

Harrison Medical Center brokeground August 5 on a new Belfair clinic in partnership with the newly formed North Mason Public Hospital District No. 2. Healthcare services will be available in a new medical building to residents spanning the greater Belfair area and the Tahuya Peninsula in early spring 2009.

Harrison will offer 12-hour urgent care seven days a week, as well as primary care services, and outpatient laboratory and imaging services. The facility also will accommodate office and meeting space for PHD No. 2.

Mason County residents care passionately about their communities. That passion propelled a group of individuals last year to gather adequate signatures to put the initiative to form PHD No. 2 on the ballot. More than 84 percent of area voters approved the new district in November 2007. At the same time, they elected five board commissioners. This committed group galvanized negotiations and planning of the Belfair clinic.

Sixty-four percent of the North Mason residents who were hospitalized in 2006 used Harrison facilities. It’s a natural move for Harrison to extend its reach and provide accessible, close-to-home healthcare services to these residents.

“It’s our privilege to bring exceptional medical care to north Mason County,” says Scott Bosch, Harrison’s President and CEO. “We’re honored to serve those who so clearly desire quality healthcare for their communities.”

Mason County-based resident and developer Rick Krueger of Romance Hill LLC will build and own the one-level, nearly 12,000-square-foot medical building at 21 NE Romance Hill Road. Harrison will lease 7,800 square feet of the building for at least 10 years. Site plans allow for a future expansion to the building’s east side.

Stephen Johnson, Inc., of Belfair will serve as the project’s general contractor. Bainbridge Island’s D.H. Briant & Associates is the architectural firm.

Read more about the projectHERE.