Another goal is close to realization in Lockwood with the ground breaking last week by St. Vincent Healthcare (SCL) and Corning Companies to build a new $2.6 million primary care clinic on the Lockwood School campus.
Establishing the facility meets with the mission of St. Vincent Healthcare to deliver comprehensive healthcare when and where it is most needed,” said Michael Skehan Interim President of SCL Health, who was joined in the ceremony by Tom Moser, Vice President of Operations for SCL Health, Pam Ask, vice chair of the Lockwood School Board, and Steve Corning, President of Corning Companies.
Development of the clinic is unique in its partnership with Lockwood School. Ask explained that in surveys of the Lockwood community, the school district realized years ago that there was a desire to see healthcare services in Lockwood. Since being able to provide students with quality health care in an efficient and convenient manner was also a goal of the school district it remained an important part of the planning for the new Lockwood high school, which resulted in making space available on campus or the 7,874 square foot facility.
The School District will lease the land to Corning Companies, which is building the facility and leasing it to St. Vincent Healthcare.
“We couldn’t ask for a better partner to pair with to focus on the physical and mental health services or our students, staff and community,” said Tobin Novasio, Superintendent, Lockwood Schools. The collaborative effort is the first of its kind in the state and the first time that SCL Health has partnered with a school.
The clinic is expected to be completed by mid-2022. It will employ 12 full-time employees, two physicians and two advanced practice providers as it serves the Lockwood community of some 8000 citizens. It will be open five days a week with walk-in services available seven days from 7 am to 7 pm.


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