West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital (WCCH) held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday. The ceremony marked the construction of a new WCCH Primary Care Clinic in Carlyss.
“Carlyss continues to be the fastest-growing area in West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital’s service districts. Because of this continual growth, we knew we needed to develop a plan to meet the growing healthcare needs of this community,” said Bobby LeTard, chairman for the WCCH Board of Commissioners.
The new WCCH Carlyss Primary Care Clinic will be located next to Iberia Bank on the corner of LA 27 and Walker Road. The over 4,700 square-foot clinic will be equipped with eight patient exam rooms, laboratory draw capabilities and a minor procedure area. WCCH plans to house up to two primary care providers along with a full-time support team.
“Since 1953, West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital has remained diligent in its mission of providing exceptional healthcare to the residents of Southwest Louisiana,” stated Janie Frugé, CEO of West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. The $1.475 million project will provide the citizens of Carlyss and the surrounding areas access to convenient and quality healthcare. “As our community grows, so does our commitment to provide outstanding access to care for our service district communities,” said Frugé.
Project architect is King Architects and Gunter Construction will serve as general contractor. Construction will begin within the next few weeks and is slated for completion in early 2022.