By Eric Althoff
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa—Healthcare real estate developer NexCore Group of Denver officially unveiled its medical office building (MOB) prototype in Council Bluffs, at a ribbon-cutting event held May 30. The 37,800-square-foot CHI Health Clinic Valley View is the first clinic to open based on the prototype as part of CHI’s initiative to replace aging facilities in areas undergoing rapid growth in their healthcare needs.
The new clinic at 1288 Valley View Drive will provide primary care, priority care, women’s health specialists, pediatricians as well as services for behavioral health, urology, dermatology, diabetic education, radiology ultrasounds and physical therapy.
At the ribbon-cutting on May 30, NexCore Group Chief Development Officer and Managing Partner Todd Varney said that his firm remains committed to “innovative, efficient and cost-effective real estate solutions” to the healthcare space needs of the future.
“The CHI Valley View Clinic was born out of effective and scalable prototypes that can be quickly and easily adjusted to meet market needs and patient volumes,” Varney said at the unveiling. “NexCore’s mission is to deliver high-quality, next-generation healthcare facilities that satisfy the needs of the most demanding patients and clients, and CHI Valley View reflects those ideals beautifully.”
Ann Schumacher, president of CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs, said that the new CHI Valley View is four times the size of the old facility, and brings together successfully various care options under one roof.
“We recognize that the way you get healthy is with your physician and provider partners,” Schumacher said. “This was built with that in mind so that care, radiology, pharmacy and all the things you need to keep yourself healthy are going to be right here on site.”
The prototype developed by NexCore and CHI Health includes three scalable buildings encompassed in an adaptable steel structural frame that can accommodate future growth.
The CHI Health Clinic Valley View iteration won the “Best New Development, Medical Office Buildings (MOBs) and Other Outpatient Facilities, 25,000 to 49,999 square feet” category at the HREI Insights Awards held in December.
NexCore provided strategic and business planning, as well as site analysis and acquisition and development services for the Council Bluffs project, which opened its doors for patients June 3.
NexCore has developed and acquired over 10 million square feet of healthcare facilities in the last quarter-century and has been recognized as one of the Top Healthcare Real Estate Developers by Modern Healthcare magazine.