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
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.