Innovative facility to provide immediate urgent care as well as community wellness programs
Scott & White Healthcare will begin construction within the next 60 days on a new clinic in the Killeen – Harker Heights area, one offering a unique combination of services that will provide emergency care while also helping patients maintain healthy lifestyles.
To be located on the US Highway 190 eastbound access road at the Killeen-Harker Heights city limits line, the new clinic is scheduled to open in the summer of 2012 and will provide convenient access to routine care and care for minor emergencies. Patients will be able to access the facility without an appointment 12 hours a day, seven days a week.
“This is a new, innovative level of service for this area,” said Bob Pryor, MD, president and CEO of Scott & White Healthcare. “This clinic will be all about quick, convenient medical care for urgent medical needs. Fast access will provide faster answers and care. And if higher levels of care are needed, we are able to provide that as well through our other facilities.”
The 13,000-square-foot facility will be staffed initially by three family medicine physicians, and will house an on-site laboratory and diagnostic imaging.
Additionally, this new facility will add an important preventive health value for the community with an innovative wellness community room. Suitable as a location to host informational meetings and classes, this large room features a test kitchen for demonstrating and teaching techniques for cooking healthy meals and medically prescribed diets.
“One of the new rules for health care delivery is the requirement to innovate, with an eye toward achieving better access, services and health outcomes for our community,” said Glen Couchman, MD, chief medical officer for Scott & White Healthcare. “This clinic represents a new model of care and expands on Scott & White’s leadership in advancing solutions that will bring the highest quality medical care to our patients.”
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