Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 16, 1973 · Page 78
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 78

Greeley, Colorado
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Monday, April 16, 1973
Page 78
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B-t GREELEY(Cek.) TRIBUNE MOM., April II, 1171 T H E 6R E E L E Y ctiii$ GOING UP -- The sign is the same, but there is new construction underway at 16th and 18th Avenue. Greeley Clinic's new $1.2 million facility -- being built just west of the existing structure -- is slated to open late this year or early in 1974. The new facility will have space for nearly 30 doctors' offices, as well as expanded room for X-ray, laboratory and other ancillary services. (Tribune photo) Greeley Clinic builds Late this year, or early in 1974, the Greeley Clinic's 17 doctors and support staff of 50 will move into a new building just west of Ihe current facility at 18th Avenue and 16th. Under contract by Phelps- Tointon Construction Co., ' Greeley, the new Greeley Clinic will go up for $1.9 million and cost about $inn,000 to equip. At two stories plus a basement, the new clinic building will contain 38,133 square feet compared to the current facility's 20,000 square feet. The building also will be designed to allow the addition of two more stories later. All of this points out a single factor: The 40-year-old clinic, Greeley's largest and the second oldest in the state, has outgrown its exising building. "To continue the practice of good medicine the clinic needs more space," said ad- m i n i s t r a t o r R o b e r t McLauthlin. It's needed for examining rooms, ancillary services, minor surgery -- you name it." The new building also will allow for more Greeley Clinic doctors. About nine or 10 more will be able to join the 17 clinic doctors 'who conduct their practice in the clinic on a partnership basis. McLauthlin added that another pressure on the struction joining the clinic and practice at the clinic is the the Medical Arts building which continuing heavy demand .for | ay to the north of it. medical specialists. All 17 clinic doctors are specialists. Specialties represented include internal medicine, dermatology, pediatrics, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology and obstetrics and gynecology. Four doctors also serve in a radiology consultation capacity for the clinic. McLauthlin said the new building is to be completed by next January at the latest, - though it may be ready as early as late-fall. When vacated, the existing clinic building will remain rental properly of the clinic corporation for about five- _ to 10 years, the administrator estimated. But for the time being, the work of the clinic goes on in the older, less spacious facility. An average of 300 patients are seen daily. McLauthlin said the clinic currently has on file the medical histories of 115,000 people, although not all of them are active. The Greeley Clinic was organized in April of 1933 in offices at 1002 9th St. At that time, four doctors practiced in the clinic. It was moved in September of 1954 to its current site and was expanded in 1963 by con- OLD BUILDING -- Housing the Greeley Clinic since 1954, and expanded in 1963, this building is to be used as rental property after the clinic's 17 doctors' offices move to the new building next winter. Greeley Clinic, the area's largest, is 40 years old -- the third oldest clinic in the state. (Tribune photo) Dr. Bond sees UNC, Greeley aid to other Greeley and the University of Northern Colorado are assets to each other, just as are good neighbors, according to Dr. Richard R. Bond, president of the school. He sees the benefits flowing in both directions. "The Greeley community is really an extension of our teaching classroom. I have long been convinced education extends to experience beyond the traditional classroom and the Greeley community provides just this type of education for our students," Bond said. "I am particularly grateful to business and industry in Greeley for their enthusiastic response to our various internship programs. And while the program greatly benefits our academic program, I am sure employers here feel a benefit through added help and fresh ideas they receive when they employ one of our interns in their business," he said. "In a sense, the entire Greeley community became fellow educators as well as neighbors," Bond said. The UNC president pointed to recent economic studies made of the impact the University has on the community. "While our m a i n responsibility is to the State of Colorado and its citizens, there are of course immediate and direct benefits to the area and community because we are located here. "One of these, of course, is Ihe combined $25 million annual slaff payroll and student spending pattern established through recent studies. "Bui there are other benefits UNC is able to offer its neighliors in Grcclcy including programs in our special education school, continuing education opportunities such ag. night courses in which Greeley residents can participate, bilingual bi-cultural programs being developed that are offered in the area, and of course our many cultural programs in the theater and music areas," he said. "The relationships between the city of Greeley and UNC are the highest I have seen on any of the six campuses with which I have been associated. "Towns and universities are more often marked by friction than by trust. Greeley is indeed unique in its continued striving for- good relationships with out campus community," Bond said. "And we want to do everything possible to reciprocate." "In the future we will explore avenues for closer cooperation in the arts, recreation, and education where we hope to design more programs to help the community answer some of its needs," Bond said. Bond noted there were certain problems caused by Ihe University for the Greeley community, but "I feel they are more than compensated for by Ihe many oilier benefits offered by UNC lo the community." Moreover Ihe University is seeking ways to ease those frictions that do exist. "We wanl lo increase our efforts to bring our neighbors of Ihe Greeley c o m m u n i t y lo Ihe campus and hope in this way to discuss those issues where we come in conflict," he said. Bond said he was especially grateful to Ihe cily government for ils spiril of cooperation to solvecommon problems arising between the University and Ilic city. Progress at Monfort is measured in a number of ways · By employing 1700 Weld residents · By purchasing $2,360,000 worth of ensilage from Weld farmers in 1972 » By processing 826,000 lambs and feeding and processing 555,000 steers annually · By being chosen an "Employer of the Year" · By opening 14 sales branches throughout the United States · By being featured in Fortune Magazine as a "one-company industry" · By moving a feedlot voluntarily for environmental reasons OUR BUSINESS IS PROGRESS!

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