By Kelly Kazek
After months of planning, Athens-Limestone Hospital will build a $3.1 million facility for diagnostics to increase services at Limestone Medical Village in eastern Limestone County.
“This addition has been in our strategic plan for quite some time,” said hospital chief operating officer Cary Payne. “It has taken us a while to get to this point but we feel that with the addition of these diagnostic services, there will be others who will be interested in joining us there.”
Payne said Dr. Max Boone has a facility there and other doctors are expected to pen offices in the complex.
Construction on the 18,882-square-foot building should begin in August, Payne said, with 13,860 completed for immediate occupation and 5,022 left as a shell for future occupation. Limestone Medical Village is a series of hospital-owned medical facilities at the corner of Lindsay Lane on U.S. 72 East.
“We are extremely excited about serving up quality healthcare close to home for many residents who live in the fastest growing area of our county,” said hospital chief executive officer Phil Dotson.
Services offered in the diagnostic area of the building will include MRI, CT, mammography, general X-ray and laboratory.
In addition, the offices in the Medical East building across U.S. 72 will move into space in the Medical Village, consolidating services onto property owned by Athens-Limestone Hospital. Medical East, which an urgent care clinic, is currently housed in a leased building, said ALH spokeswoman Gina Hanserd.
By Kelly Kazek
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