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Mercy Health System officials answer questions about proposed clinic

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Stan Stricker
September 13, 2011

A number of questions were brought up at the meeting about a proposed emergency center and clinic on Deerfield Drive.


Mercy Vice President Rich Gruber says, as far as traffic goes, a city arranged independent study indicates no material changes to volume or flow. Helicopters are also a concern for neighbors. Gruber says, based on the experience at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center, a helicopter would only land once or twice a year, and generate little more noise than a semi traveling on I-90. Another big issue is bio-medical waste. Gruber says it will not be incinerated on site.


Mercy officials are currently preparing for a public hearing before the city's planning commision Monday.



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