Medical office building breaks ground

Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital (EBH) will have a new medical office building to treat patients in next summer. To celebrate the beginning of the project, a groundbreaking was held at the site adjacent to the current mobile units on the EBH campus on Friday, May 28.

Erlanger Hospital System CEO Dr. Will Jackson said the new facility highlights Erlanger’s commitment to meeting the healthcare needs of Bledsoe County and the Sequatchie Valley.

“We just celebrated the 50th anniversary of Erlanger Bledsoe, and we are grateful to continue our mission here,” Dr. Jackson said. “In just over a year, the new facility will be right here. We look forward to serving you for many years to come.”

Bledsoe County Mayor Gregg Ridley highlighted the fact many rural areas in Tennessee have lost hospitals and thanked Erlanger for their commitment to the county. He also thanked former Bledsoe County Executive Billy Frank Wheeler for helping bring in Erlanger to take over the hospital when the former operator was having issues keeping the facility open.

For more, see the June 3 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner on newsstands now.

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