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Clinic announces plans to improve facilities and services

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Following another eventful year of challenges and increasing patient demand, the Boca Grande Health Clinic is pleased to announce the exploration of facility opportunities to best meet current and future patient and Island needs for expanded primary and urgent care services.

“The Clinic’s board and CEO have been working diligently on upgrading the Clinic’s staffing and services over the last 18 months,” says Harrison Coerver, Chairman of the Boca Grande Health Clinic Board of Directors. The Clinic now has three primary care board-certified physicians, three RNs, an LPN, two medical assistants and a radiology technician. The next step is to consider ways we can improve our facilities to support the Clinic team in delivering first-rate care to patients.”

Under the leadership of Clinic CEO Mark Driscoll, the Clinic has engaged some of the country’s leading consultants, architects and engineers to assist in a multi-year project to help the Clinic think through the services, facilities, infrastructure and technologies needed to meet patient needs for the next 25 years and beyond.

“Our current Clinic was built in a different generation of healthcare services and is inadequate for today’s needs, let alone future needs,” explains Driscoll. “The state-of-the-art physical therapy, diagnostic imaging, ­­­lab services and telemedicine our patients want and need on island require physical space that we currently don’t have at the Clinic or Annex buildings.”

Initial applications have been submitted to Lee County. Necessary reviews, approvals and adjustments are likely to take more than a year, with approved initiatives phased in over a multi-year period.

Creating a “clinic of the future” is part of the Clinic Board’s long-term strategic plan. “While it is about services, facilities, infrastructure and technologies, it’s also about having an outstanding care team dedicated to personalized service that contributes to the quality of life on the Island,” Coerver explains. “It’s providing a peace of mind that comes from 24/7, year-round access to a physician and their teams.”

For more than 75 years, the Boca Grande Health Clinic has been dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the Boca Grande Island community. Our mission is to provide personalized primary and urgent healthcare to Gasparilla Island residents and workers. Our history has demonstrated what can be accomplished with exceptional foresight and leadership. With that as a guide, we will continue to seek ways be at the forefront of primary care for our patients, pressing for ever higher standards of quality care and personalized service.

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