COPPERAS COVE, Texas – (June 5, 2014) Baylor Scott & White Health held a community open house event to celebrate a new primary care clinic set to open on June 9 in the City of Copperas Cove. The new 14,973 square-foot clinic, located at 239 W. Hwy 190, will be the first Baylor Scott & White Clinic in the city. City officials highlighted the event with a ribbon cutting ceremony and local residents were given an opportunity to tour the new facility to learn about all the services the clinic will provide.
“Establishing a clinic in Copperas Cove will give our patients access to primary care that is closer to home,” said Michael Reis, MD, chief medical officer, Baylor Scott & White Health – Central Region clinics. “We understand that care starts where you live and we are responding to needs of the communities that we serve.”
Doctors, nurses and support staff are the key to helping keep communities healthy and strong. Local doctors Raymond J. Harrison, MD, and Karen P. Harrison, MD, of the Harrison Clinic joined Scott & White Healthcare, now Baylor Scott & White Health, to continue providing both, quality primary care for patients with complex medical problems, as well as preventative medicine.
“We love this community and we want to ensure it has access to quality health care,” said Dr. Raymond Harrison, medical director for the Baylor Scott & White Clinic – Copperas Cove. “Our population continues to age and our veteran population is steadily growing. This clinic will help address our patients’ complex medical issues by providing more resources to deliver the best care possible.”
The Harrisons have served this community since 2007 through their private practice. With their commitment to excellence, they have been able to care for a number of patients, including our veterans. Dr. Raymond Harrison, a veteran, understands the many challenges that our service men and women face. Dr. Karen Harrison, primary care physician at Baylor Scott & White Clinic – Copperas Cove, grew up in this community and graduated from Copperas Cove High School. After going to medical school, she always hoped to return home and help her community.
“My goal has always been to give back to my community through service,” said Dr. Karen Harrison. “Caring for people you know and grew up with is just one of the many benefits of working in this new clinic that I call home.”
The clinic features 24 exam rooms and two treatment rooms offering services that include: primary care, women’s health (ob/gyn), as well as on-site x-ray and laboratory services.
The new clinic was designed by Michael W. Marrs Architects and built by the Structura Incorporated.
More information about clinics in Central Texas can be found at http://clinics.sw.org