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Medical Building Needs Work For Re-opening

To all those served by the Bassett Medical Group in West Winfield,

As many of you have noticed the Bassett practice at West Winfield closed its operations March 1. Since then there have been many rumors as to what’s going on and why.

One of the more outlandish ones is that the building is “full of black mold and will never open again”.

We want to set the record straight to put everyone‘s mind at ease.

There are indeed issues that need resolving at the facility. These include:

*Plumbing replacement

*Interior renovations

*Heating system duct cleaning

*Rear outer wall refurbishment

Obviously after this much renovation, the entire building will need a thorough cleaning.

Some of you may have seen Bassett there removing their equipment recently. This is only to facilitate the renovations and cleaning of the building.

Bassett has indicated that they have every intention of opening back up as soon as the building is ready to go and are eager to do so as soon as possible.

This amount of work will not be inexpensive. While Bassett runs the medical practice operating in the building, the oversite of the building falls on the board of volunteers of the small non-profit corporation started in 1963 that was responsible for the original building construction.

With limited funds at our disposal, the Board is hard at work looking for government and charitable organization grants to help defray these costs.

Depending on how successful we are obtaining funding for this work, we may need to do fund raising, much the same as was done in 1963 to get the building…


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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