A topping off ceremony was held earlier this month for a construction project taking place on Main Street in Danbury. The final beam for the future Greater Danbury Community Health Center was put into place. Connecticut Institute for Communities celebrated with Verdi Construction the completion of the building's steel skeleton. The beam was signed before being lifted into place at the top of the building. An American flag and Christmas Tree were also placed on the beam.
The building will house pediatric and adolescent medical and behavioral health services, comprehensive women's health services, an on site-blood sample suite, a full service pharmacy, administrative offices for the health center and headquarters for the Connecticut Institute.
A pharmacy will also be on site.
Executive Director Jim Maloney says existing staff will basically double from about 60 employees, to more than 120. Maloney expects $6 million a year in payroll for physicians, APRNs, front desk staff, medical assistants, clerical staff, billing, finance, legal, HR and front desk staff.
The Center is on the site of the former police station, which was torn down when a new station was constructed for police at the other end of Main Street.
The project is expected to be completed next fall.