A public groundbreaking ceremony for Great River Health Systems’
new clinic in Keokuk is scheduled at noon Tuesday, Nov. 21. The 19,000-square-foot
facility will be built in the 3200 block of Main Street, between Hampton
Inn and Sonic. Estimated to cost $6.85 million, the clinic is expected
to open in late 2018.
The health system purchased The Keokuk Clinic Jan. 1, 2012. It has grown
from a practice with three internal medicine physicians to 10 health care
providers. The new building will be four times larger than the existing
clinic at 1603 Morgan Street.
“First and foremost, we’re building a new clinic to increase
access to primary-care services for people in southeast Iowa – specifically
the Keokuk area,” said Mark Richardson, president and CEO. “It’s
part of our strategy to expand the health system’s regionalism,
which includes bringing specialty care to areas that don’t have
“In nearly six years, Great River Health Systems has added cardiology,
podiatry, rheumatology, sports medicine and women’s health to the
clinic’s services. With a larger building, there will be room for
Great River Health Systems last week purchased property to build another
clinic in Burlington, near the intersection of Agency Street and Roosevelt
Avenue. The clinic will be located between Walgreens and Pizza Ranch.
It will provide primary- and urgent-care services. Construction will begin
within one year.
The new one-story clinics will resemble Great River Health Systems’
buildings on its main campus in West Burlington. Carl A. Nelson and Company
is the general contractor.