Ascension Seton Rebuilds After Fire


Kingsland Clinic Scheduled to Open Early 2013

BURNET, Texas – (Sept. 11, 2012) – Construction on the Ascension Seton Kingsland Healthcare Center has restarted after a fire in June destroyed the building site. The clinic, between Ridgeview and Nob Hill Streets in the heart of the Kingsland business community, was in its fourth month of construction when the fire broke out. Opening of the new clinic has been pushed back from September 2012 to early 2013.

“Residents have been patiently waiting for the new health care center,” said Arie Dejong, vice president and chief operating officer, Ascension Seton Highland Lakes. “While the fire was a serious setback, our commitment to the Kingsland community is unwavering. We are excited the opening has only been delayed a few months.”

The 6,000-square-foot-clinic will have 12 exams room as well as a community room for health education and other public events. Primary and specialty care providers will see patients at the new facility.
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We worked closely with officials during the investigation of the fire, which they determined was caused by arson,” Dejong said. “We appreciate the hard work of the area fire fighters, the ones who fought the fire and those who conducted the investigation.”

The Llano County Sheriff’s Office is offering a reward for information about suspicious fires in Kingsland during the summer. Anyone with information is asked to call the Llano County Sheriff’s Office at 325-247-5767 or 1-877-434-7345.