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Marble Falls EDC hands Scott & White big check for creation of jobs

The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. on Sept. 3 presented the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation with a ceremonial $302,670 check for meeting jobs creation goals. Pictured are EDC Executive Director Christian Fletcher (left), Lone Star Capital Bank Executive Vice President Mark Hodges, Scott & White representatives Bramer Owens and Eric Looper and EDC board members Steve Reitz, Matthew Wright, Judy Miller, Butch Kemper, Jane Marie Hurst and Mark Mayfield. Courtesy photo


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.