Hospital district, Grand Lake in talks for potential clinic at community center
A new medical clinic could soon become a reality up in Grand Lake as officials from the town government engage in talks with Middle Park Medical Center about opening a facility in the picturesque mountain town.
Representatives from Middle Park Medical Center confirmed the discussions Thursday morning but had few additional details due to the ongoing nature of the talks.
“We are in talks with the town and have been for quite some time, for several months,” Tiffany Freitag, spokeswoman for Middle Park Medical Center, said. “Those negotiations are still in the air.”
According to Freitag the ongoing discussions, which started in 2018, revolve around the potential for the creation of a family practice clinic that would be located within the Grand Lake Community Center. According to Freitag the current discussions specifically pertain to a family practice clinic and do not include the potential for emergency services. Freitag said negotiations have moved past the initial stage and representatives from the two entities are working out more specific details related to a possible clinic.
“I think we are past the initial conversation,” Freitag said. “Both parties are interested and now we are working out how it will look.”
While Freitag cautioned that nothing has been finalized yet she characterized the chances of a clinic becoming a reality as “pretty darn good”. Freitag said senior officials from the hospital district have told her they expect to have more details on the possible clinic in the next couple of months as talks progress.
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