“I really had my eye set on this building for a while,” CEO Donella Aubuchon says.
The 22-year-old MDS used to be known as Medical Documentation Solutions. The name changed last year as the company started doing more document services outside of the medical field. MDS still specializes in medical clients, though, which is why Hillside is attractive to Aubuchon.
“It’s still pretty medical-oriented over here, and it’s a busy street.”
MDS is taking 3,000 square feet in the building, which is more than double what it used to have.
That leaves as much as 5,500 square feet to lease. J.P. Weigand & Sons is helping MDS find a tenant.
In addition to expanding beyond medical clients, the work MDS does within the medical field is changing as well due to electronic records.
“It’s rearing its beautiful head,” Aubuchon says. “I don’t say ‘ugly’ anymore. It used to scare us. It’s where the industry is going, and it’s opened up a lot of opportunities.”
The company is offering new services, such as importing dictation into the medical record.
“We’re able to interface the dictation into the electronic record,” Aubuchon says.
She says a lot of physicians “need help converting paper to digital form. We’re doing that.”
MDS also has education services, such as medical transcription training, and is expanding what it offers.
Because of some of these new services, Aubuchon says the company is looking to hire one or two new employees.
“We’ve kind of grown and expanded with the industry.”