Progress continues on Stephens County Hospital’s wound care center facility.
Stephens County Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said that work is on schedule at this point for the center.
Gambrell said that a lot of work has already taken place, although much of that work may not be readily noticeable.
“Site work continues,” said Gambrell. “A lot of the new sewer system has now been put in. A lot of things have happened up there that you would not really realize it passing by, but a lot of work has been accomplished up there.”
Gambrell said that the goal is to begin work on the foundation for the actual building in the next couple of weeks. He added that once actual construction on the building starts, the 4200-square-foot structure should go up rather quickly.
According to Gambrell, everything remains on track to open the wound care center around Labor Day.
Stephens County Hospital is building its new wound care center on Falls Road in Toccoa.
The project is costing approximately $840,000. Martin Construction of Toccoa is doing the site work, while Bowen and Watson of Toccoa is handling construction of the building.
Once open, Stephens County Hospital has already entered into a contract with Diversified Clinical Services out of Jacksonville, Florida, to work with the hospital on the wound care center.
Gambrell said that the hospital believes a state-of-the-art wound care center will be a good addition for the Toccoa area, noting that there are currently wound care centers in Anderson, Athens, and Gainesville, but none closer.