New clinic breaks ground in Belton
Monday, 19 November 2012 by Matthew Girard
Belton residents will soon have a new medical facility to call their own as Scott & White Hospital broke ground on its new Belton clinic during a special ceremony on Tuesday afternoon.
Located on the corner of Powell Avenue and Arbor Park Road in the Belton Business Park, the new 14,390 square-foot clinic will feature 24 exam rooms, two treatment rooms on-site x-ray and laboratory services.
Scott & White Chairman of Family Medicine Dr. Michael Reis said the clinic will provide much needed help to the current clinic located in north Belton.
"The clinic in Belton now is busting at the seems and we needed more room, so this is going to allow us to decompress things a bit, give better access to our patients and bring in new patients as well," Reis said.
Belton City Councilmember Craig Pearson welcomed the new clinic with open arms for the city.
"It is a great day in the City of Belton and that's an absolute fact," Pearson told those in attendance at the ground-breaking ceremony. "We could not be happier with the opening of the new clinic to take the pressure off the north facility that has provided extraordinary service for all these years."
Dr. Stephen Sewell will serve as the medical director when the new facility opens. Sewell is one of eight physicians at the clinic and is a family medicine physician on the staff at the existing family clinic on North Main Street.
American Constructors is building the clinic, which was designed by Michael Marrs Architect.
Belton City Manager Sam Listi said the location of the new clinic is a unique opportunity for Scott & White.
"This is really an ideal location. Belton is the only city in the region and county situated on I-35 and 190, and I think Scott & White certainly recognizes that," Listi said. "They are trying to appeal to multiple markets in the surrounding area. It's really a critical and vital location, not only for serving local customers, but also new customers in the entire region."
The clinic is expected to be open by summer 2013.
For more information about Scott & White Healthcare clinics, visit www.clinics.sw.org.