The 168,000-square-foot building has been taking shape next to the new Trios Southridge Hospital in Kennewick for months.
And Thursday, it finally makes its public debut with a ribbon cutting and tours.
“The Care Center at Southridge is ‘part two’ of our plan to offer convenient access to a variety of care options on a single campus, including full-service hospital support just a few steps away,” said Glen Marshall, Trios Health CEO, in a statement.
“This facility is designed to bring appropriate services together for a more holistic treatment experience for patients and providers alike,” he added.
The $45 million care center has seven floors, including a daylight basement.
The first and second floors will hold outpatient services from diagnostic imaging and laboratory services to physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation, along with a coffee shop and a retail pharmacy set to open next year.
A new pain management service will be offered on the third floor, along with administration and support department offices. Provider practices will be on the fourth and fifth floors.
The sixth floor currently is unfinished; some space will be leased to community medical providers and it also has room for more Trios providers down the road.
A staggered move-in is planned, starting with diagnostic and laboratory draw services next week.
The first wave of provider practice relocations is set to happen at the beginning of August.
Trios has a plan to notify patients whose doctors and providers will be moving, with three rounds of mailings scheduled.
A total of 27 Trios Medical Group providers are set to move into the new building in August.
The facility has room for about 40 providers total when fully occupied.
The new care center will allow for more integrated services and collaboration among providers, and it also will be more convenient for patients — allowing them a more one-stop-shop experience, Trios officials said.
“At Trios, our vision is to take the best of what medical group medicine has to offer patients and providers by bringing them together in contemporary practice locations,” said Brad Gould, executive director of Trios Medical Group, in a statement.
Trios Medical Group includes the 100-or-so doctors and other providers employed by Trios.
The care center is connected to Trios Southridge Hospital, which opened last summer
Like with the hospital, Trios won’t own the building and instead is leasing it. The price tag is about $354,000 a month.
Trios Health experienced a cash crunch that led to some service reductions and layoffs earlier this year.
But the public hospital system’s finances have improved in recent months, and officials said there’s no concern about being able to make the lease payment.
C.D. Smith Construction is the care center’s builder.
The ribbon cutting is at 4 p.m., followed by public tours.
Trios Medical Group is scheduled to make an announcement at 5 p.m., although the subject is being kept under wraps until then.
Lisa Teske, Trios spokeswoman, said officials are excited for the community to see the new care center.
“We’re really looking forward to having our community meet us here and see what we have to offer,” she said.
The facility is at 3730 Plaza Way.