The new Elma hospital has a name, and it is Summit Pacific Medical Center
The new hospital in Elma now has a name. Their board of commissioners voted on August 23rd to name the new facility “Summit Pacific Medical Center.” Currently being built, it will be home to both a critical access hospital and a third healthcare clinic to join Mark Reed Health Care Clinic in McCleary and Elma Family Medicine. The new name will also be for the district. Currently the district operates under the name Mark Reed.
Brent Meldrum, Board Chair, commented, “we don’t just serve those living in one city or another; we serve those living in our Hospital District and beyond; therefore, wanted our name to be inclusive of everyone.”
Mark Reed Hospital will close on a Sunday in February 2013 and Summit Pacific Medical Center will open in Elma that same day. The current Mark Reed Campus in McCleary consists of both Mark Reed Healthcare Clinic and Mark Reed Hospital. When Mark Reed Hospital closes in February 2013, Mark Reed Healthcare Clinic will remain open and operating out of its current offices.