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Our History, Our Future

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The 1940s | The Quincy Clinic

The 1940s were war years, forcing The Quincy Clinic into a practice holding pattern as the majority of the physicians, including Drs. Barber and Whitaker, served in the Armed Forces. Later in the decade, the practice relocated to 11th and Maine St. Meanwhile, another practice in town, Physicians and Surgeons Clinic, was expanding.

1945 | The Physicians & Surgeons Clinic

QMG 11th and Maine 1945

At the close of the First World War, the Standard Oil Service station in the 200 block of North 7th St. and 100 block of North 12th St. was acquired by Physicians and Surgeons Clinic. The clinic opened after the completion of extensive remodeling and expansion and included a new three-story addition on 11th Street.

1952 | The Quincy Clinic

construction on the 11th and Maine building in 1952

In 1952, a reorganization took place at The Quincy Clinic Dispensary Corporation, from a tiny two-room location in the front of the original 1937 building.

The 1960s | The Quincy Clinic

Space continued to be a luxury for the group, and in 1969, construction started on an addition to the south to house Internal Medicine, General Surgery, ENT, Ophthalmology, and a new Optical Dispensary and, finally, adequate pharmacy quarters.

1984 | The Physicians & Surgeons Clinic

Dr. Andre Edmonds, an orthopedic surgeon and traumatologist at the Physician & Surgeons Clinic, developed a tool to make knee replacement surgery easier and safer. The tool allowed surgeons to cut more accurately through the upper shin bone, as required in the complicated knee replacement procedure.

1986 | The Quincy Clinic

The Quincy Clinic, well ahead of its time, introduced a prompt care department, forming the Ambulatory Care Center.

The Late 1980s & Early 1990s

QP&S went on to buy seven properties within two blocks of its 11th and Maine office. Together, they continued to grow into a regional health center, making QP&S Clinic one of the 10th largest clinics in Illinois. QP&S opened in Pittsfield and Mount Sterling in Illinois and Canton and Lewistown in Missouri as a part of a long-range plan to deliver primary care services to areas where healthcare was less accessible.

1994

In the spring of 1994, a new state-of-the-art medical facility was opened at 1025 Maine St. and the brand became known as it is today, Quincy Medical Group (QMG). The name change and new logo reflected the group’s commitment to establishing themselves as a regional medical center.

The 2000s

As QMG entered the new millennium, there were decisions to make about continuing to develop the practice in its current location on Maine Street. There were attractive options along Broadway where development was spreading rapidly. Instead, a deeper commitment was made to the Maine Street location and The District and that led to expansion. Additionally, the practice continued to grow outside of Quincy as QMG began operating locations in Pleasant Hill, LaBelle, Kahoka, Winchester, and others. In April 2003, the new four-story facility at 1118 Hampshire Street, housing various medical services and offices and the Surgery Center of Quincy, opened.

The 2010s

QMG remained steadfast in expanding services to meet the needs of the community and region. 2017 would mark the opening of the Eye and Vision Institute offering expanded exam, testing, and access as well as updated equipment and technology unlike any similar services in the community. Later, in October of 2018, QMG filed an application to establish a Surgery Center at 3301 Broadway.