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HAMILTON, Texas, Dec. 4, 2018 – The City of Hamilton, in partnership with the Hamilton Healthcare System, today announced the planned addition of an on-site general surgery clinic and vision care services after receiving a $500,000 grant from the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program, Community Enhancement Fund through the Texas Department of Agriculture.
In addition, the Hamilton Healthcare System has committed an additional $500,000 in matching funds, as well as any remaining funds needed to complete the project.
“We at the Hamilton Healthcare System couldn’t be more pleased that residents will soon have access to more comprehensive healthcare,” said Hamilton Healthcare System CEO Grady Hooper. “A general surgery clinic and local optometry is a real need in the community and will enhance the level of care provided for all.”
The new clinic will be constructed at the corner of Brown and Ross streets on the Hamilton campus, and will bring additional services, physicians and a range of healthcare and technical jobs to the city.
“During the last several months, The Hamilton City Council, Hamilton Economic Development Corporation Board and the Hamilton Healthcare System Board of Directors have worked together on this project to improve access to healthcare and add jobs to our community,” said Hamilton Mayor Jim McInnis. “This venture is truly a reflection of the great work that comes from city collaboration.”
The Hamilton Healthcare System served more than 13,000 individuals in 2017 through more than 50,000 patient encounters. The addition of routine clinic office hours, as well as full time on-site general surgery services, is expected to increase the number and frequency of community members treated.
The outpatient clinic services are expected to be completed by early 2020.
For more information and regular updates on the project, visit www.hamiltontexas.com