BRYAN COUNTY, Ga. (WTGS) — St. Joseph's/Candler has announced their plans to build a medical office complex near the newly planned economic mega-site in Bryan County.
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The new site is located right I-16 and 280, and CEO, Paul Hinchey, said the nearly $40 million dollar investment will be built in phases.
"It will start off with urgent care, and primary care and physician offices and workman’s comp and lab and imaging and things like that and then as people buy land and building buildings there, then the medical care grows with the population growth," Hinchey said.
The building will not only prioritize providing healthcare but making it accessible. Hinchey said this will be the first time in Georgia that a business development office will be housed in the same building as a medical facility.
"As these companies fly in and they’re looking at buying land, when they ask the question, do you have doctors here, do you have nurses here, they’re going to say absolutely let me take you down the hall and you can talk to the healthcare provider that’s going to do that," he said.
Having this facility in Bryan Co. could be a game-changer for residents as well.
"We have a company that goes out and predicts where residential communities are going to go, schools are gonna go, and we buy land early so that when the development takes place, we’re ready to build a healthcare building."
Hinchey said they’re expected to break ground in January of 2023, and the building is set to open in the first quarter of 2024.
Hospital leaders say, "The first floor will likely house:
Additional clinical services may include basic diagnostic services (including lab access), disease management and wellness programs, pre-surgical testing services, and clinical navigation services to expedite patients’ access to any level of care needed."