Dozens of healthcare providers, staff, board members, and community leaders came out on June 28 to celebrate the ground breaking ceremony for Mountain Valleys Health Centers (MVHC) new Fall River Valley Health Center at 43658 HWY 299 E, McArthur, CA.
MHVC CEO Dave Jones and Shasta County Supervisor Mary Rickert each spoke briefly.
Dave Jones said, “We look forward to serving the residents of the Fall River Valley by providing quality patient care and are very excited about the new clinic. The much needed larger building will allow for us to better meet the needs of our patients. We are committed to making the transition into the new facility as streamlined as possible.”
Supervisor Rickert said, “Rural areas face challenges for successful health care and this facility will be a very welcome addition for this community. As a resident of Fall River Valley for 30 years, this project is particularly exciting for me.”
Then Jones, Rickert, and MVHC Board Chairman Dan Bouse each took a shovel and broke ground.
Chairman Bouse said, “We want to provide the best health care environment that we can for the area. Fall River Valley deserves this.”
The new facility will boast 10 exam rooms with enough room for telehealth and behavioral health services in addition to providing basic primary care. Construction on the project is expected to be completed around February 2019.
MVHC expressed thanks the McConnell Foundation for their generous donation to the project.
Krystina Uribes, Project Manager for Aspen Street Architects who provided the design, was present to represent the company. The architect of record is Nate Morgan. Architect Ezra Ivey also worked on the design.,
Construction is being done by Trent Construction. Kerry Foster was present at the ceremony and took every one on a tour of the site.
Mountain Valleys Health Centers, Inc., (MVHC) is a not-for-profit community health center organization offering quality health, behavioral, and dental care to rural communities in northeastern California for over 30 years. Mountain Valleys Health Centers operates facilities in Bieber, Burney, Dorris, Fall River, Mt. Shasta, Tulelake, and Weed.