Atlanta, TX, August 16, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Local residents of Atlanta, Texas will soon see dirt moving along Highway 59, as construction begins on a new urgent care medical facility. HealthCARE Express celebrated their groundbreaking on Tuesday, August 14, at the site of their future location at 108 South Loop 59.
The new 2865 square foot urgent care facility will feature four exam rooms, one procedure room, digital x-ray, an on-site lab, and a waiting room designed with parents in mind. “One of the things parents like at all our locations is how kid friendly we are from our waiting rooms with a kid’s play area to special pedi-rooms decorated with fun murals and bright colors. Older kids and adults also enjoy checking out the handheld games we have available while they wait to see a provider or have lab work done. All of these things will be available at our newest location, too,” said Tina Bell, director of marketing for HealthCARE Express.
The demand for urgent care has grown significantly over the last several years. HealthCARE Express in Texarkana currently sees several patients from Atlanta, Queen City, Bloomburg, Linden, and other surrounding areas.
“We have so many patients driving to Texarkana for treatment from the Atlanta area, and my wife, Pam, and I have called Queen City and Atlanta home for many years. We have wanted to open an urgent care center here for the last seven years, but we had to wait until the timing was right,” said Dr. Tim Reynolds, managing partner of HealthCARE Express.
The new urgent care center will allow HealthCARE Express to continue to meet that demand for medical attention in the area while providing the same exceptional care patients have come to expect.
The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by about 20 people from Atlanta, including the mayor, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, members of the local fire department, Klondike the HealthCARE Bear, and the cheerleading squad and Bulldog mascot from Queen City High School.
About 10 new jobs will be created as a result of the new clinic. The clinic will be staffed by a medical doctors and a physician assistant or nurse practitioner, along with an X-Ray Tech, a licensed vocational nurse (lvn), a patient care tech, and a receptionist. Local employers will also be able to take advantage of the occupational medicine program HealthCARE Express offers, including drug testing, pre-employment physicals, and initial treatment for on the job injuries.
For more information on HealthCARE Express, visit www.HealthCAREExpress.us or call 903-791-9355, ext. 206.