Medical Development Management to expand at the Garvey Center

UPDATED — For the second time in less than a year, Medical Development Management is moving. It’ll be a much shorter trip this time around, though.

In July, the company moved from Kellogg and Rock Road to about 2,500 square feet at the O.W. Garvey Building at 200 W. Douglas.

MDM had an option to take some extra space for a total of 4,500 square feet. Instead, though, it’s now going to move next door into the 6,500 square feet that Case, Moses & Zimmerman currently occupies.

“It made more sense to do that,” says MDM president Joe Hlavacek.

“We were willing to work with them in allowing them to continue to grow,” says attorney David Moses. “It also affords us an opportunity to look at all of our alternatives.”

Hlavacek says there are several ways the company is growing.

“Right now … the project that’s causing us to need more space is we … are in the process of developing a general acute care hospital in Kearney, Nebraska,” he says.

“We’re also involved in ongoing management. … The billing operations for the hospital will be based here in Wichita at our offices, so we’re ramping up staff for that.”

MDM currently has eight employees, and Hlavacek expects to add at least about a half dozen more by the end of 2015.

“We though it’d be easier to recruit … specialized staff for the billing operations here in Wichita,” he says. “So we just decided to take the additional space since it was available.”

Larry Weber of Builders Inc. is handling the deal.

MDM has other projects going on as well.

“We have developed three assisted living facilities in Arkansas, and we continue to manage those from here,” Hlavacek says.

“We have another project which we hope to get going on this summer,” he says. “It’ll be a new surgical center project out of state.”

Hlavacek says he can’t say anymore about it right now.

Though it’s not clear where the attorneys will be practicing yet, Moses says, “We’re going to still be out there providing quality legal services for the community and the state as we have been doing since the early ’70s.”