The Dayton Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 6 to celebrate the grand opening of the Liberty-Dayton Medical Clinic’s new office. Located at 1201 N. Travis St. in Liberty, the clinic will have the same trusted providers as at its previous location inside Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center; however, new providers are added to expand the clinic’s services.
“We were seeing about 400 patients a month at our previous location,” said LDRMC CEO Rhonda Campbell. “It will be more than that with the arrival of new providers and the addition of new services.”
The clinic, along with the hospital, is part of Liberty County Hospital District #1. Hospital District Board Members Bruce Stratton, Milton Fregia and Paul Henry attended the grand opening and shared their excitement for the future of the clinic.
Fregia said the new clinic will attract more patients because it projects a better image in the community. Stratton agreed and suggested the clinic will also attract more doctors and nurse practitioners to Liberty.
“It will also help keep the doctors who are already here happy so they can stick around for a while,” Stratton said.
The building was purchased by the Arnold family hospital district, Stratton said, so no lease is involved. He said the hospital district received a good price for the building.
“This clinic fits perfectly and I think it will help improve the care the hospital provides,” Stratton said. It should also be more economical for the hospital district and patients, as clinic costs are much lower than emergency room costs.
Currently, the clinic has five providers – Internal Medicine Dr. Amanuel Abreha, Cardiologist Dr. Nitin Mahajan, Heather Reed, PA, Dale Brock, NP, and Renee Cherry, NP.
Starting in the fall, the clinic will have telepsychiatry providers and counselors.
“We really strive to expand services in the way that the community needs,” Campbell said.
Clinic hours will be the same as the previous location: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed lunch hours from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 936-336-9175.