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Grand Opening Event Postponed; Holiday Open House Scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 4-6pm *

Updated: Nov 28, 2023

*Updated 11/28/23

Due to the severe weather forecast for Friday, December 1st, we are reluctantly postponing the ribbon cutting of the new clinic facility to a later date. However, we hope that friends, donors, patients and the community will join us on Saturday, December 9th from 4-6pm for a Holiday Open House. Guests can tour the beautiful new clinic building and learn more about the expansion of services that the PWMC will provide to our community.

 

Original press release 11/1/23

The Point Washington Medical Clinic (PWMC) is pleased to announce the official Grand Opening Celebration of its new stand alone 4,750 sq. ft. facility located at 1321 N. County Hwy 395 in Santa Rosa Beach. The press and public are invited to attend the event beginning at 3:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting and blessing of the building promptly at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 1.


Following the ribbon cutting and blessing led by Reverend Amy Persons, Senior Pastor of the Point Washington United Methodist Church, guests will enjoy building tours, live music from Certainly So, dancing and more - fun for the whole family! Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks including Holi and Taco 30A.


The building, designed by architect Zack Quinn, interiors by Suzanne Rester Watson, built by Woodruff Construction with landscaping by Bradford Davis Landscape Architect, is beautifully situated on the Point Washington United Methodist Church campus in Point Washington.


Co-Founder and Executive Director Dr. Hillary Glenn, DNP shares, "This building is by the community, for the community. We wouldn't be here without the many contributions of our generous supporters, and we're incredibly excited to expand our services and hours to serve our neighbors even more. Designed with the patient in mind, the building’s intentional details are all planned to ensure privacy and provide a calming comfortable environment, as well as being organized so the volunteers and team are able to easily access the tools they need.” Dr. Glenn continues, “Unique attributes of the facility include a children's educational play area, a state of the art classroom with a teaching kitchen, and a meditation prayer garden. To support the calming environment, we leaned into the natural landscape. This is seen with the oversized windows in the lobby looking out over the beautiful native forest, the dental operatories line up with large windows so patients will be looking out at trees while being treated and our partnership with the CAA and their Arts in Public Spaces program will enhance the interior beauty by bringing in works from local artists of our local environment inside."


The new clinic will provide more space for volunteers who serve the clinic in various administrative, clinical and hospitality roles. It will also include six exam rooms including a pediatric exam room, an increase from two in the current pop up clinic. This means the team will be able to serve 850+ patients a month in the future, an increase of 300%. The clinic will expand its preventive and primary care services with the addition of dentistry, mental health services and expanded onsite lab testing. Wellness, nutrition and educational classes will now be possible because of the new teaching kitchen and meeting space. This will enable the PWMC to further its mission of building a stronger and healthier community by providing high-quality primary health care regardless of the patient’s means or access.


The PWMC staff, Board of Directors and volunteer team are all excited for what the new facility means for the growing roster of patients as well as the greater Northwest Florida region. For the past six years, operating only two days a week, they have provided over $3.5 million in healthcare services on site and have had over 15,000 patient visits.


Once the volunteer-driven clinic is able to expand their service hours, they expect to be able to see close to 10,000 patients annually providing over 1 million dollars in healthcare services per year.


A fundraising campaign continues to support construction. Those interested in volunteering or contributing to the building campaign can visit thepwmc.org/donate to learn more and make a donation.



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