GOOD HOPE – Residents of Good Hope and southern Cullman County will soon have a new stop for some of their medical needs when Good Hope Medical opens next year.
City and county officials met on Friday with the husband and wife of the clinic’s owners, Dr Adam Harrison and nurse practitioner Lindsay Harrison, to celebrate its inauguration.
Good Hope Medical will be located at the corner of Alabama 69 and Lindsey Road, next to the Good Hope Pharmacy.
Lindsay Harrison said the new facility will provide emergency care and occupational health services, and is slated to open in the first quarter of 2022.
She said that everyone’s support with the governments of Good Hope and Cullman County has been of great help during the planning stages of the clinic.
âEveryone has been fantastic so it has really been a great experience for us,â she said.
Adam Harrison echoed Lindsay as he thanked everyone involved in the process and said he was happy to see the group gathered at the future clinic site for the grand opening.
âI just want to thank you, all of you for your support and coming here,â he said. “You don’t understand how much this means to us.”
He said he and Lindsay plan to bring a quality of healthcare to Good Hope that will hopefully uplift the town and the rest of the region.
âWe just appreciate the opportunity here at Good Hope, and we hope we can make you proud,â he said.
Good Hope town planner Corey Harbison said the addition of the medical facility is exciting for city leaders and is expected to attract more people to the area.
âI know a lot of people will come here, not just from Good Hope, but from the surrounding area,â he said.
Harbison said the town of Good Hope had purchased the property the clinic would stand on when the Good Hope Pharmacy first moved into town, and worked to clean it up and prepare it for the arrival of another company.
Good Hope Mayor Jerry Bartlett said the city has turned down a few other potential businesses over the past few years while waiting for the right buyer, and while it took a little longer than expected, he believes the city made the right decision while waiting for Good Medical Hope.
âThe board wanted something special here, and we just kept hanging on and we got something special,â he said.
Cullman County Commission Chairman Jeff Clemons said the new facility would not only be a boost for Good Hope, but the rest of the county as well.
âIt will be a great blessing for Good Hope,â he said. “The way the tax structure works in Cullman County, if you buy from Good Hope it helps Fairview and West Point.”
Tyler Hanes can be reached at 256-734-2131 ext. 238.