A couple of days after Randolph county residents watched the doorways shut on the world’s solely hospital officers provide some reduction with a brand new well being care heart.
The county determined to contract with CareConnect to supply medical companies to of us on the town and surrounding areas.
“For me and so many others in our group it helped to calm that concern that we are going to have at the very least some entry to healthcare,” Dr. Kuanita Murphy, a Cuthbert resident stated.
When the hospital closed, many feared shedding their jobs. Cuthbert mayor Steve Whatley says with the brand new clinic, a lot of these employees get to remain on the town.
“I do know of at the very least one or two which have been in a position to safe employment over on the clinic from the hospital. Among the different workers that was already on the clinic about half of them are staying and going to work with Dr. Gehlot,” Mayor Whatley stated.
Whatley additionally says this implies nursing college students at Andrew Faculty in Cuthbert will get to proceed their clinics, a vital a part of their diploma, on the new well being clinic.
The brand new clinic solely takes away among the concern. Not like an emergency room, the clinic is not going to provide X-rays or radiology, however they’ll preserve a affected person secure that’s in crucial care till they are often transferred. It’s additionally doesn’t provide 24/7 care.
“CareConnect clinic shall be open 11 hours a day, on a regular basis, 7 days per week solely closing on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day however we’ll serve anybody who is available in our clinic between 9a.m. to 8p.m.,” Dr. Ajay Gehlot, CEO/scientific director of CareConnect Well being stated.
Officers throughout the clinic say they’re additionally planning on bringing in psychological well being companies which the county’s probate choose Tony Thompson says is required in his rural group.
“Psychological well being is taking a giant hit. This space, it simply appears to be loads of it. Particularly in your rural areas and assets like Columbus, Albany is the closest place to get that assist but when we are able to get them evaluated right here to see the severity of their assist they want that will be nice,” Thompson stated.
The brand new medical clinic is about to open in mid November.