070613 Mid-State Health Center Breaks Ground for New Primary Health Care Facility in Bristol Health (440 w/3 col Mid-state)

BRISTOL — Mid-State Health Center hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on June 24 for its new primary care facility in Bristol on Robie Road. It will replace their existing facility on Lake Street and will be the new home for its Bristol team including Dr. Diederich, Dr. Lloyd, Dr. Berry and Dr. Warren.
The new facility will offer primary care, behavioral health, dental health, pharmacy and laborator services. Plans also include a community space available to area organizations for meetings.
Sharon Beaty, Mid-State's CEO shared, "the new primary health care facility in Bristol is designed specifically for the delivery of high-quality, innovative, patient-centered care in a welcoming and comfortable environment for our patients in the Bristol region".
Financing for this project was made possible through the support of a USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Loan. Rhonda Shippee, USDA's VT/NH Community Programs Director also attended the milestone event for this primary care organization. Shippee said, "USDA Rural
Development is pleased to support Mid-State Health Center with financing for their new health center in Bristol. Access to quality health care for rural communities is a focus of our Community Facility Program. We look forward to working with Mid-State on this exciting expansion."
This event offered the opportunity for Mid-State to introduce their contractor for the project, James J. Welch & Co.

L-R: Mark Koprowski, Communities Program Specialist, USDA Rural Development; Rhonda Shippee, Communities Program Director VT/NH, USDA Rural Development; Michael Welch, Treasurer, J.J. Welch & Co. Inc.; Jim Dalley, Mid-State Health Center Board President Sharon Beaty, Chief Executive Officer, Mid-State Health Center; Patricia Field, Mid-State Board Member; Ann Blair, Mid-State Board Secretary; Carol Bears, Mid-State Board Member; Robin Fisk, Mid-State Board Vice President; Randy Cole, Architect, Stratton Brook Associates. (Courtesy photo)