Engineers presented plans and design samples for a new clinic to the board of directors of Brownfield Regional Medical Center on Monday.
The project has been in the design phase for several months, but will move forward with a request for proposals next month to renovate the two-story addition, which has been problematic since its construction in 1979. Administrators expect to open bids in early June and say construction could begin soon after with a six-month time frame.
“We hope to be open and running to start the new year,” said CEO Jerry Jasper. “This is going to be a great use for that building and a fantastic addition to BRMC and the community.”
The cardiac rehab center and the fitness center, currently housed in the addition, will be relocated temporarily into the hospital during the project, then permanently into the current location of the BRMC Rural Clinic.
The engineer from Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper told the board Monday night that the project would cost between $1.5 million and $2.5 million, depending on options chosen after bids are received then permanently into the current location of the BRMC Rural Clinic.
“We’re getting a $10 million clinic for a quarter of the price,” Jasper said. “It will be a better facility to serve our community and we’re excited about the project and about our future.”
The first floor of the new clinic will include 24 exam rooms and room for six practitioners, while the second floor will include 14 exam rooms and room for another four practitioners. “It’s great to have room to grow,” Jasper said.
The Brownfield Regional Medical Center clinic provides quality medical care for your entire family. BRMC provides medicine, geriatrics, well visits, immunizations, Health Step exams, and more. The current location has served Brownfield and surrounding communities well for years, but a more modern facility is needed.
For the past five decades, BRMC has been the core medical provider for Terry County. With the new clinic, it will surely remain so for the next five.