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Doctor’s clinic open house set for Saturday

Dignitaries and Gothenburg Memorial Hospital officials will have scissors in hand Saturday when a $2.9 million doctor’s clinic formally opens to the public.

Festivities begin at 2 p.m. with remarks by the state director of the United States Department of Agriculture, Mayor Joyce Hudson, hospital chief-of-staff Dr. Jay Matzke and Gothenburg State Bank president Matt Williams.

An open house for the public, with tours and refreshments, will begin after a ribbon-cutting ceremony and continue until 4 p.m.

GMH acting chief of operations Kayleen Dudley encourages the public to tour the new facility.

“It’s a building for physicians of the future,” Dudley said.

The 18,000 square-foot building, with 21 exam rooms for three physicians and two physician assistants, also has extra rooms for new, younger doctors, which hospital officials hope to recruit.

Dudley said those who attend the open house might also enjoy seeing the newly remodeled east wing of the hospital that includes two sleep study rooms.

At this point, the GMH board hasn’t decided what to do with the former Gothenburg Family Practice clinic, on the southwest corner of the hospital, but wants to use it for medical or health-related business activities.

GMH received a $2.5 million USDA loan to build the new clinic as well as a $500,000 loan from Gothenburg State Bank.

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