Parkland Health Center is excited to announce building plans for a new 30,000+ square-foot Medical Office Building to house the hospital’s primary care services. The Medical Office Building will occupy one portion of the recently acquired seven-acre property adjacent to the hospital. Construction of the new building is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, with a targeted completion date of November 2024. To celebrate the upcoming construction, Parkland Health Center is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, August 28, 2023, at 4:00 p.m.
“We’re excited to continue investing in our community with the construction of this new medical office building,” said Annette Schnabel, president of Parkland Health Center. “This is just one more way BJC HealthCare and Parkland Health Center are increasing patient access to primary care services, while providing world-class medicine closer to home. We’re incredibly grateful to the hospital’s planning committee for their hard work and dedication in helping bring this project forward.”
Located on Hazel Lane on the northeast corner of the property, this $23.1 million facility will house Parkland Health Center’s primary care services – including family medicine and internal medicine providers – as well as laboratory, imaging, and retail pharmacy services. Upon completion, it will be able to accommodate up to 23 primary care providers. There will also be a convenient drive-through option for those using the retail pharmacy services.
“By expanding our campus and adding this new building, we’ll be able to complete renovations on our existing office building and create additional space,” said Schnabel. “Our existing building will house the hospital’s obstetrics, pediatricians, surgeons, and other specialists, and allow us to expand oncology services and recruit additional providers.”
The rest of the seven-acre property will remain green space for now, including the preservation of the existing creek line. There are also plans to add a walking path along the creek line, giving visitors a peaceful respite in a park-like atmosphere. Future expansion is an option on portions of the property.
The site of the walking path development is familiar to many local Farmington residents. Known as the Harrington Farm, it housed a large dairy barn with significant historical value dating back to the early 1800’s. Photos of the barn, which was on the property and will be reassembled on a local private property, will be framed and displayed inside the new building, paying homage to the legacy of the Harrington Farm.