ACMC now providing care out of its new clinic
Benson’s Affiliated Community Medical Centers (ACMC) is moving into its new building Wednesday (today). The new clinic building is part of a $5 million expansion and renovation of the Swift County-Benson Hospital.
An open house is planned for Oct. 22.
In April 2012, the SCBH board of governors approved the bid of Breitbach Construction of Elrosa for construction of the new clinic on south side of the hospital along McKinney Avenue. Construction began later that spring with the estimated time of completion the middle of September 2013.
Before construction began on the new clinic, ACMC signed a 20-year lease with the hospital for the space.
Discussions of a new clinic started in 2010 when ACMC talked to the hospital about improving its current facilities. ACMC has been leasing the second floor of the 1949 hospital building. Through the years, the clinic has upgraded the space several times as it has expanded its operations and services. But the current space was seen as cramped and outdated.
The new clinic space features larger rooms, ground-floor access and is designed to provide better access for the handicapped. It is also designed with the needs of the medical staff in mind to more efficiently meet the needs of those coming to the clinic.
Photo: Affiliated Community Medical Centers new clinic on McKinney Avenue opened Wednesday.