Eastville Capital Campaign – Built By the Community, For the Community

Rural Health is replacing the aging Bayview and Franktown Community Health Centers with a new medical and dental facility conveniently located on Route 13 in Eastville. The total cost of the new center is an estimated $9.5 million. Construction is set to begin in November 2017 with completion in early 2019.

The new facility will have more than 24,000 square feet compared to the 13,700 square feet that the current Bayview and Franktown have combined. By consolidating the two centers we will be able to offer a state-of-the-art facility that will provide potential expanded hours to include 10-hour days and Saturday hours, digital x-ray, expanded lab services and hours, potential telemedicine and additional providers and staff. Digital x-ray is currently not at either facility. Additionally, the current Franktown has dental services, but Bayview does not, so the new center will allow residents in the southern part of Northampton County increased access to dental care.

Finally, the new center will assist in recruitment of health care providers to our community, a plus given the Shore is recognized by the federal government as a region with a shortage of medical and dental providers.

For more information or to find out how you can help build the new center contact Amy G. Bull, APR at abull@esrh.org or call 757-414-0400, ext. 122.

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