KENT will Match up to $4 Million for Home Community’s Mulberry Health Clinic Project
MUSCATINE, Iowa (March 29, 2022) – KENT Corporation announced it will be match up to $4 million in community donations to support the Mulberry Health Clinic Project.
“We are inspired by the generosity of Kent Corporation to support quality health care and leverage community resources through their matching gift,” said Jamie Leza, Vice President of Operations, Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine. “Contributions from the community will now have double the impact to ensure access to primary local health care, ultimately leading to improved outcomes and increased quality of life.”
The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine in conjunction with the Muscatine Health Support Fund is leading a $14 million project to build a new, three floor, 42,000 square foot, health clinic facility that is operated by UnityPoint Health and connected to the UnityPoint Health – Trinity Muscatine Hospital.
The new clinic will include room for four additional providers, as well as improved spaces for all twenty existing providers as a Patient Centered Medical Home, a health care delivery model aimed to improve quality, efficiency, and experience of patients and providers.
“Muscatine is KENT’s home, and the company is committed to the people, economy, and community of Muscatine. The Muscatine Health Support Fund Committee, along with the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine, has done a tremendous job in the planning and development of the Mulberry Clinic,” said Carol Reynolds, Corporate Spokesperson.
“With the replacement of the facility, the new clinic building has the potential to provide the people of Muscatine with first-class healthcare for another 50 years. KENT believes a strong community has to have a strong healthcare system. We are asking fellow businesses and private citizens to please join us in supporting this capital investment in our community.”
The necessary funding for the project will be derived from a philanthropic campaign primarily directed at targeted local businesses, industries, and community members, in addition to funding commitments already received in support of the project from the Muscatine Health Support Fund, Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, and Muscatine County.
The project is anticipated to have an 18-month construction period with completion in October 2023. The new facility will provide easy access to lab and radiology, in-patient and out-patient services, and service delivery for emergent issues. The adjacent location of the new facility will allow for continued operation of the current clinic during construction.
To support the Mulberry Health Clinic Project, donate online or call 563-264-3863, or visit the Community Foundation office at 104 W. Second Street, Muscatine, IA 52761
About KENT Corporation
From Field to Family™ KENT is helping a growing world do more through the manufacture of food, beverage and ingredients, agriculture and pet care products. KENT is led by third-generation family member Gage A. Kent. The KENT family of companies serves customers around the world and employs 2,000 people.
About the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine
The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine is a community-wide, county-wide charitable organization actively working to improve the quality of life in Muscatine County through philanthropy. For more information about applying for grants or establishing your own fund for granting purposes, call the Community Foundation at 563-264-3863 or visit the website at www.muscatinecommunityfoundation.org