Ms. Rosemary Beard, Public Health Nurse Supervisor for the South Augusta Branch states, “The existing clinic was too small to accommodate the growth of South Augusta”. With a large client population in that area, Dr. Frank M. Rumph, Commissioner of Health for the Richmond County Health Department and Health Director for the East Central Health District states that, “the goal was to design a state-of-the-art satellite facility that will provide a positive public health image to the community and enable the Richmond County Health Department to continue to provide and promote good health to its clients.”
This facility will be designed to have adequate space for delivery of current services, which averages 4,000 services monthly. Those services include: Family Planning, Women’s Health Clinic, WIC, General Clinic, Adult Health, and Child Health Services. Also, the facility will be large enough for future expansion.
Those invited to attend the ceremony include local House of Representatives and Senators, Richmond County Commissioners, members of the Richmond County Board of Health, Mayor Bob Young, and Richmond County Health Department personnel.
The facility is 10,000 sq. ft. with a cost of 1.3 million dollars. The facility is expected to be completed and operational by November 1, 2005.