Cassopolis, Mich. For over 49 years the Cassopolis Family Clinic has been providing care to area residents.
Tuesday, they broke ground on a 30,000 square foot state-of-the-art medical facility. That's over three times larger than their current facility. It will have eight medical providers and 24 exam rooms.
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow was on hand for the event. She helped secure $4.4 million of the project costs through federal grants.
The facility will also provide dental, laboratory and pharmacy services, and help better serve families like Kimberly Brown and her five children.
“It's emotional for me because without this they would not be taken care of,” says Kimberly Brown who will use the clinic. “They wouldn't have the good health care, the doctors are wonderful. They help me and my kids feel special. And I'm excited for what it’s going to bring to our community for me personally and my family.”
The clinic provides primary care for almost 9,000 people a year, and will employ over 60 people. The new facility is expected to open in October of 2014.