Jacksboro Hospital to Break Ground on New Facility

- One of Jacksboro's largest employers is preparing to get even larger.

Faith Community Hospital will soon break ground on a new facility.

The CEO of Jacksboro's Faith Community Hospital says the current 60 year old building is plagued with 60 year old problems, including mold, asbestos and water leaks.

But in about a year, they will have a new building that officials say will be bigger and better.

The hospital's CEO was excited to show off a blueprint of the new 90,000 square foot facility.

A sign off U.S. 380 informs drivers of the new location.

Hospital officials say the board decided to borrow $28 million from a single source to pay for construction.

Once finished officials say the new Faith Community Hospital will be a better asset to the community.

"We'll have about 60,000 square foot hospital facility, which will have some outpatient services as well, an outpatient clinic, which will accommodate the physician practices cause we do own and operate a rural health clinic.  We'll also have a new EMS building.  We'll be relocating our EMS service out there," says Frank Beaman, Faith Community Hospital CEO and administrator.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Faith Community Hospital is set for Thursday, October 24th at 11 a.m.

It will take place at the future location on North Main Street behind Jacksboro National Bank.

Construction is slated to start in January and officials expect the new facility to be up and running in the Spring 2015.


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