FROM STAFF REPORTS
MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. presented Scott & White Healthcare Foundation with a $302,670 reimbursement check Sept. 3 because of the healthcare facility’s creation of 52 jobs this year at the Scott & White Speciality Clinic-Marble Falls, 800 Texas 71 West just off U.S. 281.
Last year, hospital officials collected about $347,000 after creating 65 jobs.
The payouts coincide with multiple phases of the project, which will culminate with a hospital in the second quarter of 2015.
In 2012, EDC officials drafted the performance agreement with Scott & White as reimbursement incentives for facility expenses tied to roads, water and wastewater infrastructure.
Scott & White could receive as much as $2.5 million total in five years if hospital officials continue to meet performance agreement goals, including a 200-plus new jobs target by the end of the next fiscal year.
The speciality clinic opened its doors in June 2013. Services within the 66,000-square-foot, three-story facility, which houses 15 specialties, include cardiology, dermatology, orthopedic surgery and gynecology.
Other services soon to be offered are cancer treatment and obstetrics.
Construction is continuing at the 120-acre Hurd Regional Medical Center, of which the specialty clinic is part, including on an emergency room and a hospital tower expected to feature 46 medical/surgical and intensive-care unit beds within a 200,000-square-foot facility.
The projected completion date is by the second quarter of 2015.