by Michael Turner Winter Park Times
Middle Park Health (MPH) has served Grand County for nearly 70 years and has announced plans to expand operations into Grand Lake this summer.
MPH has undergone major changes in both its physical structure, name and in the scope of services over the years. In 2011 the hospital district built a new medical facility in Granby and rebranded the district facilities as the Middle Park Medical Center, Kremmling Campus
Today the scope of MPH has changed to serve a broader region of rural Colorado with facilities in Kremmling, Granby, Winter Park, Walden and now Grand Lake. Jim White, Grand Lake Town Manager said, “We have been working on this project for nearly 18 months and are excited to have Middle Park Health as a community partner.”
The new clinic will be located in the Grand Lake Community Center- 301 Marina Drive formerly the Grand Lake Elementary School. The Clinic will be in the front portion of the building to the left as you walk in the main doors – what is currently the front desk informational area of the Grand Lake Community Center.
In an email from Tiffany Freitag, Director of Community Relations for Middle Park Health, “Our goal is to have Middle Park Health, Grand Lake Campus open by June 1, 2019”
The Grand Lake Campus will offer similar services to that of Middle Park Health, Winter Park Campus. According to Freitag, “We will have x-ray, laboratory and primary care services available.”
White said, “The community has been very engaged in getting a medical clinic in town. Our staff has worked in concert with the MPH team to make this happen.”
White added, “There is a tight timeline and MPH is in the process of formalizing the construction plans so they can obtain the proper approvals.”
White said Grand Lake has entered into an agreement that will provide the space
The Middle Park Health, Grand Lake Campus is scheduled to open June 1st, 2019. According to Freitag, the facility will be open 3-4 days a week depending on the season.