Mustard Tree Clinic Anticipates Renovation
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Back in December, board members for the Mustard Tree Wellness Clinic toured the old Saint Luke's Magic Valley emergency room to see if the clinic could take over that part of the old hospital. Mustard Tree personnel are trying to figure out how to raise money to renovate the inside of the emergency room.
Jonie Benson, Administrator of the Mustard Tree Wellness Clinic, says, "We've got the aftermath of holes in the walls and in the floors and old X-ray equipment metal. There's lots of metal that needs to be taken out, holes to be repaired, painting to be done."
The Mustard Tree got a bid of more than $30,000 to renovate the old emergency room. Twin Falls County is offering the location to the Mustard Tree for rent of $1 a year and $300 a month for utilities.
Benson says, "So we need a little work to be done. That's where we're finding a challenge, to actually find the people to do the work, and how to pay for it. That's what we're working for right now. It's just taking time to work all those logistics out."
Twin Falls County has already spent about $50,000 to remove a helicopter landing pad in the parking lot here with other renovations. The Mustard Tree Clinic sees about 50 patients a week, and they saw a total of 2700 patients last year.
Benson says, "We just need a building that would be compatible with medical office space and to see as many patients as we possibly can because we're growing every year by leaps and bounds."
August 1, 2012.