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Remote Emergency Facility A First For Northwest Leon County

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Tom Flanigan
Capital Regional Medical Center administrators and the staff of the new emergency center take part in the facility's ceremonial ribbon cutting.

A $16 million, nearly 11,000 square foot emergency center will bring advanced medical care to a part of the county that's lacked it.

Beyond a few doctors' offices and walk-in clinics, Northwest Leon County has never had a major medical facility to call its own. That will change next Tuesday, Oct. 20 when the Capital Regional Medical Center's new remote emergency facility opens near the intersection of U-S 27 North and I-10.
Capital Regional Medical Center C-E-O Alan Keesee presided over the ceremonial ribbon-cutting.

"Our goal is to provide emergency care to the citizens of Leon County with little to no wait at all. That's the expectation here," he said.

Another expectation, said the hospital's Emergency Director Dr. Chris Tidwell, was to have a full service facility.

"We have every modern piece of technology from the newest CAT scanners to the newest labs to the newest advanced equipment to manage airways. You name it, we have it here."

This is Capital Regional's third remote E.R., joining similar facilities in Gadsden County and Southwood. It opens for business first thing Tuesday morning.