Heartland Community Health Center recently launched its Change Our Wellbeing campaign with a goal of $3 million to fully renovate 23,000 sq. ft. at 1312 W. Sixth St. in Lawrence, previously the Anderson Rentals building. This capital campaign will allow Heartland to expand its mission to welcome all who need care by creating a space that reflects high-quality and accessible care. The capital campaign is led by Marilyn Dobski, Fr. Mick Mulvany, and Debbie Vignatelli-Konzem. Honoary Chairs include Dana Anderson, Tom & Marilyn Dobski, and Bill & Cindy Self.

As the safety net provider for Douglas County, as well as the only Federally Qualified Health Center in Douglas (and surrounding counties), Heartland provides access to affordable healthcare services for more than 12,000 unique patients. Heartland exists to welcome all persons, regardless of income status or insurance coverage. Further, as the need for access to health care increases, so does the requirement for space and staff to serve patients. The renovated Health Center will provide almost 10,000 sq. ft. of additional space and is located along Lawrence’s central “health corridor” near Heartland’s closest partners (LMH, Bert Nash, Lawrence Douglas County Public Health Department). One central location will allow patients access to primary & family medicine, dental, behavioral health & psychiatry, an expanded food pantry, a drive-through pharmacy, and much more.

This focused capital campaign of $3 million will cover the FF&E (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment) and the OS&E (Operating Supplies and Equipment). Architecture is the bones of this project, but FF&E and OS&E becomes the flesh that makes up the body that will become the new Health Center. This is only possible with the generosity of multiple private and public partners.

For more information, check out this link – changeourwellbeing.