NexCore Group Celebrates Grand Opening of Innovative CHI Health Clinic Valley View

An interior view of an exam room.

National healthcare real estate developer NexCore Group has announced the grand opening of its award-winning medical office building (MOB) prototype. The 37,800 square foot CHI Health Clinic Valley View multispecialty clinic in Council Bluffs, Iowa held its ribbon cutting ceremony May 30 and opened doors for patients June 3. NexCore provided strategic and business planning, site analysis and acquisition, financing, programming, planning, and development services for the project.

At a gathering May 30 of community leaders, CHI Health representatives and well-wishers, Todd Varney, the Denver-based firm’s Chief Development Officer and Managing Partner, said the new Council Bluffs clinic is a great achievement, not only because of its cutting-edge elements, but because it is the first of a family of similar clinics that will grow across the country.

“NexCore is deeply dedicated to creative, innovative, efficient and cost-effective real estate solutions,” says Mr. Varney. “The CHI Valley View Clinic was born out of effective and scalable prototypes that can be quickly and easily adjusted to meet market needs and patient volumes. The prototype has been well received and is currently deployed in projects in Iowa, Nebraska and Kentucky. It is very exciting to see the first prototype come to life.”

“NexCore’s mission is to deliver high-quality, next generation healthcare facilities that satisfy the needs of the most demanding patients and clients, and CHI Valley View reflects those ideals beautifully,” he continued. “We know the clinic will be a valued asset to the citizens of Council Bluffs as well as CHI’s healthcare professionals.”

“The clinic is four times the size of the clinic we are coming from,” said Ann Schumacher, President of CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs, when addressing the community. “The team has really brought together a lot of the services that are needed day-to-day. We recognize you have busy lives and we recognize that the way you get healthy is with your physician and provider partners. This was built with that in mind so that care, radiology, pharmacy and all the things you need to keep yourself healthy are going to be right here on site.”

With the new clinic at 1288 Valley View Drive, residents of the Council Bluffs area will now have access to quality healthcare from primary care providers, priority care providers, women’s health specialists and pediatricians. Services provided at the 60-room CHI Valley View Clinic include behavioral health, women’s services, pediatrics, urology, dermatology, diabetic education, radiology, ultrasounds and physical therapy.

NexCore, in collaboration with CHI Health, created a groundbreaking prototype that includes three scalable buildings built using an adaptable structural steel frame to accelerate project design, significantly reducing timelines for future projects.

The results were a win-win for both the developer and the client. CHI Health Clinic Valley View won the “Best New Development, Medical Office Buildings (MOBs) and Other Outpatient Facilities, 25,000 to 49,999 square feet” category at the HREI Insights Awards in December 2018. The awards, which honor excellence in healthcare real estate development and executive leadership, are selected by HREI’s Editorial Advisory Board, which consists of a panel of recognized HRE leaders from across the nation.