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Dedication of Pine Street Health Services building set for Nov. 20

NEWTON, Kan. (Nov. 11, 2014) — Prairie View, Inc., and its Board of Directors will proudly dedicate the Pine Street Health Services building on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 215 S. Pine St. in Newton. The public is invited to tour the newly renovated building that day from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and attend a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony at 5:15 p.m. in the community room on the second floor.

By January 2015, the Pine Street Health Services building is expected to
house a trio of exciting Newton-based health care services. These include all services of the Harvey County Health Department and the Health Ministries Clinic as well as extended programming for Prairie View, including the new Health Connections at Prairie View. Health Connections is a KanCare Health Home partner helping clients coordinate all the connections they need for healthy living.

“We are so fortunate to be part of such a progressive community where a strategic alliance like ours is achievable,” says Jessie Kaye, Prairie View president and CEO. “This is an amazing moment for all of us who have been involved.”

Services provided in the shared setting will include primary health and dental care, enabling services, behavioral health treatment and support, QoL Pharmacy, public health and wellness, and health education. A chapel is also included in the building’s new design.

“This building represents a very significant milestone in our journey to positively impact the health of our entire community. I’m grateful for the many people and groups that helped shape this vision and make this collaborative project a reality,” says Matt Schmidt, director of Health Ministries.

Such blending of comprehensive and holistic services depends upon cooperation, coordination and communication between all providers involved in the care of an individual or family. This integrated approach leads to better health outcomes, improved patient satisfaction and more efficient administrative processes.

“Being part of the Pine Street Health Services team will provide the Harvey County Health Department staff broader outreach to serve more residents of Harvey County,” says Lynnette Redington, the health department’s director. “The greatest advantage for being located together is an effective referral process to assist residents to other health services. This joint effort will enhance our department’s current services by being more readily accessible to the clients of Health Ministries Clinic and Prairie View.”

Last year Prairie View’s Board purchased the building at 215 S. Pine St. to bring the vision into reality. The building had once housed medical offices. Regier Construction, Inc., was selected to complete the project, and renovations began in spring. With generous financial support from many individuals, foundations, businesses, organizations and churches, the renovations have taken shape.

“It took an entire community to get to this point. The project was fully funded through philanthropic support and gifts from individual donors,” Kaye says. A wall in the building’s foyer recognizes those who brought this vision to reality.

Pine Street Health Services will offer Newton and area residents a fully integrated approach to health care, not practiced anywhere else in the United States.

Health Ministries Clinic is a federally qualified health center providing quality medical, dental and behavioral health services in an integrated setting to the whole community.  These services are offered regardless of ability to pay or insurance status.  Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances are accepted.  Same day appointments are available.  For appointments, call 316-283-6103.  More information available at www.hmcks.org. 

Harvey County Health Department is committed to protecting the public’s health and environment, preventing disease, and promoting healthy living. For information, call 316-283-1637 or 1-800-414-4244. www.harveycounty.com 

Prairie View, Inc., a faith-based behavioral and mental health services provider, offers treatment and psychiatric services for all ages as well as consultations for businesses and organizations. In addition to our main campus in Newton, Kansas, with outpatient offices, psychiatric hospital, residential treatment for adolescents, and the Addictions Treatment Center, Prairie View serves patients in Hillsboro, McPherson and at two locations in Wichita. To discover ways you can support Prairie View’s mission to help people transform their lives, call 800-992-6292 or see www.prairieview.org/support-us/.