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Mercy Health turning closed restaurant into urgent care facility

By Jon Mills/WZZM-TV • Jul 14, 2018 at 6:00 PM

MUSKEGON — Mercy Health has plans to transform the former Old Country Buffet building on East Sherman Boulevard in Muskegon into an urgent care facility.

The plans call for some of the space to be devoted to workplace health. The building may open as soon as March 2019.

The move is designed to provide greater access to health care services that are in high demand throughout the Lakeshore region, Mercy Health officials say.

"We are looking forward to offering more convenient and accessible health care offerings near where our community members work and live," said Michael Weessies, vice president of Business Health Solutions for Mercy Health. "Workplace Health will now be more centrally located for all of the individuals who are employed at the nearby industrial park's many businesses and also for our nearly 4,000 colleagues who utilize our Workplace Health services."

The Urgent Care center will allow patients access to a provider when their ailments are not life-threatening, such as insect bites, coughs, earaches and sore throats. 

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