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Construction continues on the Valley Health facility on North Congress Street in New Market. A primary-care physician and schedule for specialty clinics have been announced. Rich Cooley/Daily
Company has named primary-care physician for New Market facility
By Preston Knight - email@example.com
NEW MARKET - The Valley Health facility on North Congress Street is undergoing interior modifications and should be open in a few months.
"It's pretty close to done," public relations manager Lore Bredeman said.
One of the biggest pieces that had to fall in place for Valley Health was the hiring of Dr. Steve Templeton, who will be the facility's primary-care physician, she said. He works in Tennessee, but was previously employed by Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.
"Our biggest concern was to have a primary-care physician when we opened," Bredeman said.
A schedule also has been developed for rotating specialty clinics offered at the site. The schedule calls for an obstetrician and gynecologist on Mondays, a behavioral health specialist on Tuesdays, and an orthopedic specialist on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The office will be open for general surgery on Fridays.
Bredeman said these rotating physicians already practice in their areas of expertise within Valley Health.
The third component of the 9,000-square-foot facility will be office space. Bredeman said there is plenty of space available for rent and Valley Health is open to talking to anyone in a professional field who might be interested in locating there. The business does not have to be medical in nature, she added, but Valley Health would like to attract support services, such as a pharmacy.
The facility is modeled after Valley Health's Quick Care facility north of Strasburg. Developer Scott Rosenfeld worked on both projects.
Valley Health recognized the need for more convenient medical services in southern Shenandoah County and northern Rockingham County, a June 2009 news release states. SMH and New Market officials worked together to get the facility built on North Congress Street, just north of the New Market Volunteer Rescue Squad building.
Ground was broken on the property last summer.