Marion County Health & Human Services Department Celebrates Opening of New Building in Salem

Posted on November 6, 2023

Marion County – 11/06/23 12:57 PM

Marion County Health & Human Services’ (MCHHS) newly constructed building opened to the public on October 30th. The 30,000 square foot building, which is located at 3160 Center Street NE in Salem, is a result of continued growth for the department.

The Marion County Board of Commissioners kicked off the project with a groundbreaking ceremony in April 2022. The building was designed by Carlson Veit Junge Architects, with the construction managed by Triplett Wellman Contractors – both are local businesses within Marion County.

“I’m so grateful for all of the hard work that has gone into providing this asset to our community,” said Commissioner Colm Willis. “With increasing demand for health services across Marion County, this new building will serve local residents for generations to come.”

More than 130 staff and the department’s Public Health Clinic, WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program, Environmental Health services, Early Childhood Nursing staff, administrative offices, and Health Promotion & Prevention programs have relocated to the 3160 Center Street NE building.

“As we open the doors to our new Marion County Health & Human Services building, we are thrilled to provide a modern, welcoming space for our dedicated staff and the community we serve,” said MCHHS Administrator, Ryan Matthews. “We look forward to continuing our mission of promoting a healthier Marion County from this new home.”

MCHHS has invited community partners, advisory board members, and elected officials to a grand opening ceremony on Thursday, November 9th. The County’s Board of Commissioners will conduct a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate.

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