Groundbreaking Held For New Holzer Clinic

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A ceremony was held last week to commemorate the groundbreaking of a new Holzer Clinic in Pomeroy.

Holzer Health System and Meigs County Community Improvement Corporation are collaborating to establish a free-standing emergency care facility in the Meigs County Health Care Campus.

The proposed facility will feature a 24-hour staffed emergency department with state-of-the-art equipment and also a helipad, according to Karrie Davison, communications coordinator for Holzer Health System. The building also houses Hopewell Health Centers and the new Meigs County 911 Center, which will open by the end of this year.

"We are proud to be able to expand our services in Meigs County and fulfill this healthcare need for the residents of the area," said Brent Saunders, chairman of the board of Holzer Health System. "Individuals will be able to receive emergency care, close to home, when seconds matter most."

"Everyone wins with establishing an emergency facility in Pomeroy" added Jim Phillippe, chief of hospital operations. "The facility is a result of good teamwork from all parties involved. The goal of offering this service in Meigs County was a driving force for all involved. Holding the groundbreaking today is a milestone that we have worked hard to attain and are proud to be a part of."

The facility is scheduled to open in summer of 2014. Emergency care services will include general imaging and CT scan, laboratory, respiratory therapy and support services.

"Our emergency service team is exited to have a presence in Meigs County," said Gretchen Nutter, director of emergency and urgent care services. "With Holzer physicians and staff in the area, the patients can expect to receive advanced services from individuals in the community."