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Mosaic Conners Health Center Opening in Bend
Community Clinic and Retail Pharmacy Share Building with Housing Works
Bend, Oregon, Nov. 1, 2021 – Mosaic Medical, a nonprofit community health center with 15 clinics across Central Oregon, held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting this morning to mark the opening of the Conners Health Center, located at 2065 NE Tucson Way on Bend’s eastside. The new facility replaces the former clinic located across the street, and will begin seeing patients in person on Monday, Nov. 8. The retail pharmacy will be open to the community later this month, and will offer medication at a discounted rate due to Mosaic’s participation in the federal 340B medication assistance program.
“We are very proud and excited to be able to continue to provide excellent primary care to our Bend patients at our new location,” said Megan Haase, FNP and CEO of Mosaic Medical. “And to now offer a Mosaic Pharmacy site open to the community in Bend as well.”
The Mosaic health center and pharmacy occupy the ground floor of the building, with “Legacy Landing”—a 47-unit apartment complex housing low-income seniors—on the upper three floors. Legacy Landing is a Housing Works property. Six of the apartments have been set aside for qualifying patients of Mosaic Medical who have chronic medical conditions. This is the second joint project between Mosaic and Housing Works; a similar effort opened in Redmond in 2017.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Mosaic Medical on this development,” said Geoff Wall, Chief Financial Officer of Housing Works. “By integrating Mosaic’s clinic on-site and providing a link to their proactive, team-based approach to coordinated care, we can greatly improve the health of the residents and the surrounding community.”
The ground floor occupied by Mosaic is 13,297 square feet, and was designed by GL3 Architects of Bend. R&H Construction was the construction contractor. An innovative DIRTT system featuring flexible wall and floor structures will allow for simplified renovations as needed in the future.
“The DIRTT flexible wall and flooring system will provide us with the ability to accommodate changes in the way healthcare is delivered in the future,” said Steve Strang, Chief Financial Officer at Mosaic Medical.
The new site will accommodate on average a staff of 85, who will welcome up to 150 patients per day.
About Mosaic Medical:
Mosaic Medical is a nonprofit community health center that serves Central Oregonians from all walks of life. Through a network of 15 clinics, we offer integrated health services that address each patient’s medical, dental, behavioral health, nutrition and medication needs. Our care is never influenced by how much money our patients make, what language they speak or the status of their insurance coverage. Mosaic Medical provides quality care for all.
Photo of Mosaic Conners Health Center ribbon-cutting event (minimal attendees due to COVID-19) held on Monday, Nov. 1. From left to right: Megan Haase, FNP and CEO, Mosaic Medical; Laura Craska Cooper, Board Chair, Housing Works; Katy Brooks, President/CEO, Bend Chamber of Commerce; Garrett Jaenicke, Bend Chamber of Commerce and David Brandt, Executive Director of Housing Works