The emerging Redmond medical community’s latest addition is the Fourth Street Medical Center where developers Lee and Nancy Land, and their son, Dr. John Land, have created another quality facility to serve the growing community.
The 12,250 square foot, two-level center on Fourth Street near St. Charles Medical Center-Redmond, includes a drive-through pharmacy, Home Town Drugs, the Surgical Associates of the Cascades, Redmond Internal Medicine, The Cardiology Group and Central Oregon Home/Health Hospice and a very popular coffee kiosk, Daily Dose.
Havniear Construction teamed with LB Engineering and Woody Dow’s Med-Space in creating the design-build project that is a steel, block and plaster building complete with a corrugated red metal facade, metal roof, a mixture of three colors of masonry block and metal awning over the entryway.
Lee and Nancy operate the pharmacy, the fourth in a chain of independent drug stores with other locations in LaPine, Madras and Sweethome and a fifth coming soon to Roseburg.
Dr. Land, a general surgeon practicing in Redmond for the past five years, is among three surgeons who conduct pre and post procedures and minor procedural surgery.
The facility is within a short walking distance to St. Charles’ administrative offices and the hospital and there is a satellite of The Center next door, completing a convenient medical campus for both doctors and patients. It’s so convenient that hospital staff often stroll over to the Daily Dose coffee kiosk on breaks.
“What’s most pleasing about the building is that the doctors now have a quality facility to practice medicine,” said Dave Jasper, superintendent for Havniear Construction. “If I’m working on restoring a vintage automobile, I want to be working in a quality facility. The same holds true for any other fine craftsman or even a doctor. This is a quality working environment.”
The quality extends from the grand entry with the corrugated red metal façade to the overhead metal awning and modern lighting to inside the main lobby where plenty of natural lighting streams through the storefront windows and the rich warm colors offers a welcome feeling.
“My memory as a child of going to the dentist or the doctor and sitting in the waiting room was simply that something bad is going to happen and I certainly didn’t want patients to have that feeling here,” said Dr. Land.
So, Land insisted on a fireplace, flat-screen panel HDTV, fountain water feature, artwork and some cozy furniture that would make anyone feel welcome.
The clinic includes two procedure rooms, four exam rooms, administrative office, nurse’s station, a sub-waiting area to schedule surgery and a private surgical scheduling room.
On the east end of the first floor, Home Town Drugs, open from 9am to 6pm on week days and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays, offers a quick and convenient location to fill prescriptions along with greeting cards and small gifts that are actually therapeutically healing for some patients according to Lee Land.
“We found in our other pharmacies that some patients become very uptight and uneasy waiting for a prescription to be filled, and the gifts and cards actually relieve some of the stress,” Land said.
The Cardiology Group, headquartered on the second floor, sports another comfortable lobby and waiting area, nine exam rooms, three cardiologists who visit once a week on a rotating basis, oversize nurse’s station and a common break room with full kitchen. There is also a pre and post blood draw center manned by St. Charles personnel.
Office manager Diana Jacobson was instrumental in selecting the color schemes, furniture and wonderful artwork for the clinic and is thrilled with the nice facilities after previously being located in the Cascade Medical Building.
“It’s just so nice to have everything we need at our fingertips,” she said. “I really like the openness of the nurse’s station and just how open and comfortable the whole clinic feels.”
Interestingly, the physicians own the practices but the staff is hired and provided by St. Charles Medical Center, meaning the physicians can practice medicine rather than dealing with hiring employees and dealing with sometimes tedious accounting issues.
For Dr. Land, the new medical center, the spacious waiting room and the proximity to St. Charles’ surgical center is just what the doctor ordered.
“I can walk to OR and the surgical center,” he said. “If a patient needs some records sent to another office within the campus here, I can usually walk them over to them. The new center is extremely convenient with easy access for both our patients and the practicing doctors. I couldn’t be happier with Havniear Construction and Woody Dow for the job that they did.”
Jasper, who has now supervised the completion of four medical facilities in Redmond, said one of the keys to the success of the project was the assistance he received from office managers Raylene Moor and Diana Jacobson.
“They were the glue,” he said. “They were instrumental throughout the process, and we certainly couldn’t have done it without them.”
Fourth Street Medical Center
Developer: Redmond Investment Group
Square Footage: 12,250
Contractor: Havniear Construction
Project Manager: Scott Christiansen
Superintendent: Dave Jasper
Engineer: LB Engineering
Lead Design: Lennie Brant
Interior Design: Med-Space
Financing: US Bank
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