CCMH, City of Norborne Reach Clinic Agreement
October 17, 2022
NORBORNE, Mo. – The City of Norborne is excited to move forward with the grant funds received to renovate the unoccupied space of Norborne Medical Clinic. After initial discussion, Scott Thoreson, Carroll County Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer, met with the Norborne City Council on Tuesday, October 11 to discuss the future of the building.
CCMH currently has a lease with the City through early 2025. When the clinic recently suspended services due to provider shortages, the City inquired about the potential use of the space.
“With construction in the future, we felt it was the right time to open a conversation with the hospital,” said Jake DeMint, City of Norborne Mayor. “We thought, if there was a chance the clinic may not be there in the future, it would make much more fiscal sense to consider the building as a whole rather than just the unoccupied portion.”
From October 2021 through August 2022, Norborne Medical Clinic provided 2% of the clinic visits across all Jefferson Medical Group locations. Comparatively, the other satellite locations provided 17% while the remaining 81% of clinic visits were provided at the main location in Carrollton.
“We’ve been considering how we can best support the Norborne community,” Thoreson said.
“The numbers show the majority of Norborne residents are travelling to Carrollton for their appointments, which is understandable considering the short drive and easy access to pharmacies and other shopping.”
This year, CCMH has started exploring home visiting options including the possibility of a community paramedicine program in partnership with the local ambulance district, HCC Network and health department.
“A clinic getting little usage with limited hours is not much of a benefit to us or the community,” Thoreson said. “As the city works to create a new space for the community, we can take the funds we were investing in the clinic and pour them back into the community in other ways.”
CCMH has committed to providing the city with $11,000 to cover the remaining terms of the lease and pledged an additional $9,000 towards the upcoming city park projects.
“We are currently seeking a contractor or architect to discuss our options,” DeMint said. “Although we do not have all the details finalized, we are looking forward to providing a fresh space for community services.”
For more information about the services at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, visit our website http://www.carrollcountyhospital.org or call 660-542-1695.
Carroll County Memorial Hospital (CCMH), the area’s premier healthcare resource, is a 25-bed Critical Access facility serving Carrollton and the surrounding communities. It offers 24-hour emergency care, specialized services such as advanced diagnostics, post-acute skilled care (swing bed) and comprehensive family care. CCMH is dedicated to the Health and Well Being of All We Serve. For more information, visit carrollcountyhospital.org.