Shovels hit dirt Monday evening as builders and a team of doctors broke ground on a new 31,000-square-foot medical facility off Old Hot Springs Road that will expand healthcare in Carson City.
Located at 1946 Old Hot Springs Road near the airport, the building will house Carson Medical Group’s family medicine providers, an ear, nose and throat practice, and a walk-in clinic. The facility is set to open in early 2024.
The builder, Shaheen Beauchamp Builders, also constructed Carson Medical’s OB-GYN and pediatric facility in 2012, located off Medical Parkway.
“It’s quite an undertaking to get this building built,” said Jeff Shaheen, co-founder of Shaheen Beauchamp.
Shaheen was joined near a mound of dirt by city officials, doctors, executives from Carson Medical Group, and others involved in the project.
Dr. James Breeden, president of Carson Medical Group, said the expansion will have ample parking when completed and will increase the practice’s number of doctors and nurse practitioners. He said the walk-in clinic will be open to patients before, after, and during work hours, as well as on weekends.
“It’s a great opportunity,” he said. “Carson Medical Group has been here a very long time, and we continue to grow and expand.”
Carson City Mayor Lori Bagwell thanked the medical group for “taking a risk.”
“It (the project) shows what the fiber of Carson City really is,” she said.
Carson Medical Group CEO Becky Hepler told the Appeal the expansion — the group’s first facility on the eastern side of the city — will replace the older Mountain Street facility. She said it will increase providers by adding a mix of five new nurse practitioners and physicians. Like Breeden, she said the new facility will provide easier access and more parking.
“We’re really excited to see construction start,” she said.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ronni Hannaman also attended the groundbreaking. She said the project is great for the city.
“As Carson continues to grow, we’re going to need more medical facilities of this type,” she told the Appeal.
In a news release, Dr. Steven Elliott, family medicine provider, said he was a patient with the practice while growing up in Carson City, and returned to practice medicine with the organization because he appreciated the “community-centered, physician-owned organization.”
“I have been with Carson Medical Group for 20 years, and we have definitely outgrown our current space,” Elliott said. “This new building will enhance patient access and allow for more capacity, all while maintaining the patient-centered care and collaborative team environment that makes us a unique practice.”
According to the release, local subcontractors working on the project are Frame Architecture, Wikoff Design Studio, Black Eagle Consulting, CFBR Structural Group, PK Electrical, CFA Inc., J&A Design Studio, and Ainsworth Associates Mechanical Engineering.
Carson Medical Group has been serving Northern Nevada since 1974, with locations in Carson City, Reno, and Minden. The group currently consists of 32 physicians, nine pediatricians, 12 family medicine providers, 10 OB-GYNs, and one ear, nose and throat provider, with another 16 nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants.
For more information, visit carsonmedicalgroup.com.
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