CANCO clinic project breaks ground in Keokuk, Iowa

CANCO clinic project breaks ground in Keokuk, Iowa Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa, Inc., CEO Antonio Flores, center-left, joins team members from Carl A. Nelson & Company on March 31, 2023, to celebrate the start of construction of an 18,300-square-foot addition to the CHC's dental clinic in Keokuk, Iowa. From left are Superintendent Mike Hall; Construction Project Manager Aaron Graham; Flores; Vice President/Project Executive Chris Smith; Project Manager Nick Liston; and Business Development Director Dan Culp. CANCO photo

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KEOKUK, IA — Expansion of services from Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa, Inc., to South Lee County and the surrounding area came a step closer with a groundbreaking ceremony March 31, 2023, on the future site of the Keokuk Integrated Medical, Dental and Behavioral Clinic, adjacent to the current Dental Clinic building on Main Street. Carl A. Nelson & Company (CANCO) will lead the project and perform general construction as CHC/SEIA's construction manager at-risk.

The start of construction for the $8.26 million, 18,300 square-foot addition was celebrated before a crowd that included staff members, members of the Board of Directors, local elected officials and others. The addition, which is more than 8,000 square-feet larger than the current space on North 17th Street., and quadruples the size of the Dental Clinic building completed in 2018, will allow for expansion of medical and behavioral services, as well as creating the opportunity to open an in-house pharmacy.

"We would like to thank the Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa board and leadership group for putting their faith and trust in us to be a part of this great team," CANCO Project Manager Nick Liston said, citing Owner team members and the design team from INVISION Architecture in Waterloo, Iowa.

The project marks the eighth major CHC/SEIA project since 2007 built by CANCO, with a ninth — a pharmacy addition at the clinic in West Burlington — now in pre-construction. Previous projects include CHC/SEIA's medical and dental building on the Southeastern Community College campus in West Burlington, Iowa; a Louisa County clinic building in Columbus City, Iowa; a trio of additions to the West Burlington clinic and renovations at the North 17th Street location in Keokuk; and construction of the Keokuk Dental Clinic.

Site preparation is slated to begin the first week of April, followed by pouring foundations. The CANCO team's goal, Liston said, is to have the building enclosed before cold weather sets in later in 2023, with completion targeted for April 2024.