Construction of the new Clyde Family Physicians clinic is set to begin in mid-July at the new location on the northeast corner of Washington and N. High Streets. There are a couple events associated with the beginning of this effort that are scheduled for next week.
Clay County Medical Center CEO Austin Gillard will be the featured speaker at an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 8, at The Branch, 104 S. Chestnut St., Clyde. The Clyde Lions Club is hosting this event as an opportunity for the public to hear about the clinic project and see the site plan and floor plan for the clinic.
Clay County Hospital Foundation director Dan Thalmann will also discuss the fundraising campaign that was created to assist in paying for the equipment and furnishings in the $1 million building project. The effort will include a limited number of room-naming opportunities and a donor recognition board listing all of the donors to the campaign.
A second event, a traditional groundbreaking ceremony, will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, July 12 at the new site, including speakers and a ceremonial first dig. Involved will be the medical providers who serve Clyde Family Physicians, CCMC trustees, and other local dignitaries. Refreshments of Tasty Pastry donuts and Java Junkies coffee will be served during the event and the public is welcome to attend to learn more about the project and see the groundbreaking.
Construction is scheduled to begin the week of July 15. Completion is expected to take between five to six months. A ribbon cutting and grand opening will be held when the new clinic is ready to open.