Expansion of Monroe Medical Office Well Under Way

***The Monroe Family Medicine Office is located in the Monroe Business Park, a Certified Site Ready business park, conveniently located 0.5 mile off U.S. Highway 27 (a 4-lane divided highway) .***


A construction update on the progress of the addition to the Monroe Family Medicine practice of Dr. Nick Nussbaum was delivered Wednesday night to members of the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees by Nick Nelson, director of support services at the hospital.

Using aerial photos taken by a drone, Nelson showed trustees how construction is well under way and is estimated to double the square footage of the MFM office from 2,500 to 5,000 square feet.

Nelson said work is on schedule, with an estimated completion date being the first part of  November. A slight change in the work was announced at the meeting as the expanded parking lot for the building will now be put down with concrete instead of asphalt. Thus, when finished, the lot will be part asphalt, part concrete; Nelcon said the reason for the change to concrete for the new parking lot was the increased price of asphalt and that it is expected concrete will last longer.

In a separate note concerning the parking lots, Nelson said the lot for the Adams Evergreen Court Assisted Living Units was recently repaved with asphalt to give the facility a much smoother lot.

Chief Executive Officer Jo Ellen Eidam reported to the board on several upcoming activities. One event, a fundraising golf outing at the Cross Creek Golf Course, has been “completely sold out,” she said, adding that since it being held “on 9-11 (Sept. 11 2015), a patriotic theme will be in place and that a Color Guard performance will open the event.” Funds raised will assist both the hospital and the Decatur Fire Department. Another event will be a day-long carnival for AHN employees on the grounds of the hospital featuring entertainment and food.

She also referred to a recent employee satisfaction survey taken from the AMH staff by the Press Ganey Company and talked about how senior leadership will be using the results gained from the survey to better improve services delivered at the hospital.


Authored by Joe Spaulding  August 28, 2015

Decatur Daily Democrat