New MOCH building is nearing completion


The new Missouri Ozark Community Health building is nearing completion on Elm Street just north of the Gainesville post office. Times photos/Sue Ann Jones.

Javier Del Toro with Springfield-based Rich Kramer Construction welds pieces of a metal fence together atop the retaining wall below the new MOCH building. Times photos/Sue Ann Jones.

Gainesville’s new Missouri Ozark Community Health building is expected to open within the few weeks just north of the Gainesville post office. 

MOCH CEO Tim Shryack said last week he expects the new 6,000-square-foot building will be finished by the end of February or early March – if the weather cooperates. Work still to be done includes moving medical equipment into the new offices from the 13-year-old modular building on the west side of the MOCH property and then the dismantling the old building so that the parking lot grading and concrete work can be completed.

 Shryack said services continue as usual in the old facility, and he hopes the move to the new building can be made quickly with little disruption in the medical facility’s scheduling. 

In addition to medical spaces, the new building will include a community room where residents and groups can hold community gatherings.  

When the building project was announced in April 2016, the estimated cost of the building was given as $1.2 million; it is partially funded by a $900,000 Health Infrastructure Investment Program grant awarded in 2015 through the Affordable Care Act’s Community Health Center fund. 

For appointments or for more information, call 417-679-2775.

Ozark County Times

504 Third Steet
PO Box 188
Gainesville, MO 65655

Phone: (417) 679-4641
Fax: (417) 679-3423

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