belton, tx — McLane Children's Scott & White broke ground Wednesday for a new pediatric clinic building at 1009 Arbor Park Drive in Belton. The new 7,500 square-foot clinic facility is expected to open by May 2013.
"We have outgrown our current clinic building on Sparta Road," said Dr. Reedy Beeram, chairman of pediatrics and physician-in-chief for McLane Children's Hospital Scott & White. "This new facility will become the next chapter in health care for caregivers to access vital medical services that are necessary for a child's healthy future."
The ceremonial groundbreaking event marked the beginning of constructions where workers have already been busy preparing for the foundation of the future building. When completed, the clinic will feature 11 exam rooms and one treatment room. Services will include primary pediatric care, along with behavioral health, and laboratory services.
Dr. Timothy L. Whitaker will serve as the medical director for the clinic when it opens. The clinic will house the three providers, all currently at the Sparta Road location, and continue to have regular office hours on weekdays form 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
American Constructors, an Austin company, is building the clinic, which has been designed by Michael W. Marrs Architects.
More information about McLane Children's Scott & White clinics can be found on the internet at swchildrens.org.