After more than a year since it burned to the ground due to arson, Kingsland finally got to celebrate the opening of its new Ascension Seton medical clinic.
Doctors, nurses and others with Ascension Seton Highland Lakes Hospital and Clinics (SHL) and the Kingsland Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and health fair Dec. 12 to celebrate the grand opening of the new Ascension Seton Kingsland Healthcare Center.
More than 75 community leaders, residents and SHL employees attended the event. The clinic is located at 525 RR 2900, between Ridgeview and Nob Hill Streets in the heart of the Kingsland business community.
The 6,000-square-foot-clinic has 12 exams room as well as a community room for health education and other public events. Dr. Vincent Goux will see patients and provide primary medical care at the new clinic. Cardiology, imaging and lab services will be offered at the clinic starting in early 2014.
“The community has grown dramatically since we served our first patient through the Ascension Seton Kids Care-a-Van program at Packsaddle Elementary ten years ago,” said Denise Watson, Ascension Seton Highland Lakes director of operations. “We are pleased to be able to meet the growing healthcare needs of area residents through the new clinic.”
In July 2012, the clinic was under construction when a fire completely destroyed the structure. Officials with Ascension Seton worked closely with fire investigators, who determined the fire was caused by arson. Suspects have been arrested in the case.
“Residents have been patiently waiting for our new health care center to open,” said Watson. “While the fire was a serious setback, we appreciate the support of the community while we rebuilt our clinic.”
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Goux, patients can call (512)715-3106.
Ascension Seton Highland Lakes Hospital, a member of the Ascension Seton, is a Level IV, 25-bed acute care Critical Access Hospital that provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art health care service to residents in Burnet, Llano, Blanco and Lampasas counties, as well as parts of Williamson and Travis counties. Ascension Seton Highland Lakes offers 24-hour emergency care, diagnostic and treatment services plus home health and hospice services.
For primary and preventive healthcare services, Ascension Seton Highland Lakes operates health care centers for patients in Burnet, Marble Falls, Bertram, Lampasas and Kingsland, in addition to the Ascension Seton Heart Institute.
For more information about Ascension Seton Highland Lakes, visit www.seton.net/shl.