NexCore Breaks Ground for CHI Health Replacement Clinic in Council Bluffs, Iowa
Denver-based NexCore Group, a national healthcare real estate (HRE) developer, broke ground Monday, March 19, for the new CHI Health Valley View Clinic in Council Bluffs, a suburb of Omaha, Neb.
The clinic, being developed at 1480 Valley View Drive, near the Mall of the Bluffs retail area, is designed to provide the convenience of a one-stop outpatient experience. With a total size of 37,800 square feet, it will also more than quadruple the amount of space in an existing 9,000 square foot facility on Madison Avenue, which it will replace.
Angie Baber, division manager of development for CHI Health, says the system is excited about the new clinic, which will be the 46th such facility in what is already the largest clinical network in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area.
“Together with CHI Health Clinic West Broadway and CHI Health Mercy, we are committed to providing the highest quality care in great facilities,” Ms. Baber says. “Council Bluffs is an important part of our clinic structure.”
NexCore Group Managing Principal Todd Varney says the firm’s partnership with CHI Health is in line with the developer’s overall strategy of providing excellent healthcare facilities accentuated by quality, convenience, efficiency and complementary services.
“CHI Health has played an important role in the area for 130 years, providing excellence in medicine to the region,” Mr. Varney says. “NexCore’s partnership with CHI Health has been a very positive one from the beginning. We have really enjoyed working with the team and look forward to providing an outstanding facility for the Council Bluffs community.”
The CHI Health Valley View Clinic will provide a variety of healthcare services under one roof, including primary care, behavioral health, women’s services, radiology, ultrasound, pharmacy and physical therapy providers. It will have 54 exam rooms and is expected to open in May 2019.
From an economic development perspective, it is anticipated that the clinic will provide a $10.4 million annual economic benefit to the area. During development, it will support 83 jobs in the construction industry and an additional 35 ancillary jobs in the community, such as real estate, retail and restaurants. After opening, the facility will account for 45 clinical jobs and will help support an additional 28 workers in the community, delivering a payroll income boost of about $3.6 million, as well as increased household and business-to-business spending.