Blessing Hospital has filed a Certificate of Need with the State of Illinois, seeking permission to build a medical office building on the southeast corner of 48th and Maine in Quincy.
The two story structure would be 80,000 square feet on seven acres of land. It would include provider offices, physical therapy, select radiology and laboratory services.
“Blessing has aggressively recruited providers to the region as part of its commitment to create more convenient access to the types of care residents need,” said Maureen Kahn, RN, MHA, MSN, president/chief executive officer, Blessing Health System/Blessing Hospital. “Last year we recruited 28 new physicians, with plans to recruit at least that many more this year.”
“We are running short of existing space to house the physicians the region needs,” she continued. “We’ve examined a number of options and have determined that building a medical office building at 48th and Maine is the best answer to meet the need.”
Kahn added the facility would also improve access to care on the east side of Quincy and surrounding communities.
Blessing representatives will present the plan in person to the Illinois Health Facilities Planning and Services Review Board in June. If approved, the medical office building could be open by 2021.