The Doe Run Company Donates Viburnum Building to Missouri Highlands Health Care
1 Nov 2018
The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) has donated a building in Viburnum, Missouri, to Missouri Highlands Health Care. This facility will expand health-related services to the communities in Iron and neighboring counties. Formerly used as a bowling alley, the 11,920 square-foot building has an appraised value of $238,000.
“We are thrilled by Doe Run’s donation, and we look forward to providing the highest and best use of the space to benefit the communities we serve,” stated Karen White, chief executive officer of Missouri Highlands Health Care. “Residents in the area often have to drive long distances to find the health treatment they need. This building will allow us to expand our services, perhaps provide dental and add additional mental health care, and increase access for residents in the seven-county area Missouri Highlands serves.”
Missouri Highlands is currently reaching out to community members through a steering committee to identify community needs and priorities for the building. In addition to relocating existing medical clinic and behavioral health services to the new building, Missouri Highlands is considering dental services, substance abuse treatment and wellness education among other ideas.
“We expect to finalize our plans for the building over the next six months, including obtaining architectural design estimates before we move into a fundraising campaign to help offset renovation costs,” White added.
“It was clear to Doe Run that this building should have a new purpose,” stated Steve Batts, vice president – Southeast Missouri Operations at Doe Run. “We quickly understood that providing expanded access to health and wellness services was not only important for Viburnum, but also for those in neighboring small towns. By locating more services in Viburnum, community members will be able to access doctors closer to home. We are eager to see how Missouri Highlands reinvents the space.”
About The Doe Run Company
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and a global provider of lead, copper and zinc concentrates. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling centers, located in Boss, Missouri, and mines from one of the world’s largest lead mining districts, also in Missouri. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit www.doerun.com and sustainability.doerun.com.
About Missouri Highlands Health Care
Missouri Highlands provides care to children and adults in the Missouri counties of Carter, Reynolds, Shannon, Iron, Ripley, Butler and Wayne. Services vary by location. Missouri Highlands provides care to children and adults in the Missouri counties of Carter, Reynolds, Shannon, Iron, Ripley, Butler and Wayne. Services vary by location. To find the Missouri Highlands medical, behavioral or oral health care provider near you, visit http://www.mohigh.org/.