WICHITA — Heartland Cardiology is closing on a new building Monday that will almost double its capacity on the west side.
“We saw an opportunity out west,” says CEO Barry Reynolds.
The practice, which began in 1994, has three sites across Wichita, all of which it leases.
“The first departure from leasing will be this facility,” Reynolds says. “Who knows, that may be the beginning of a trend. We’ll see.”
Heartland currently lease 4,950 square feet at 8710 W. 13th St. and has sites on Hillside across from Wesley Medical Center and in the Cypress Medical Park.
Its new west-side space will be in 8,756 square feet at 9000 W. Central, which is just west of Central and Tyler.
“It’s been medical forever,” Reynolds says of the building.
It previously was Via Christi Health space and the Wichita Clinic before that.
Reynolds says Heartland’s 13th Street lease expires on Sept. 2, so the new space will be fully functional by then.
Heartland has about 110 employees, 11 of whom are physicians. Reynolds says plans are to add another physician after the expansion.
“We’re very busy in the space we currently have.”
Reynolds says with the expansion, Heartland will have an aggressive marketing campaign to primary care physicians in the area.
“They’ve been very supportive of us so far,” he says. “We’ve got a great foothold in west Wichita. Our desire is to expand that.”
Reynolds says the expansion will help west-side residents and those who live farther west by giving them an option for closer services instead of having to drive downtown.
He says the facility will meet the practice’s current needs and “also meets our needs in the future.”
“We’ll certainly hit the ground running.”