Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would know that the wait is over and the new Health Services has finally opened its doors to the Eagle Nation!
Georgia Southern University’s Health Services held a ribbon-cutting ceremony January 8, 2015, which gave the public the first look at this new 39,000-square-foot facility.The $8.5 million facility was “born out of a legitimate need…” said Dr. Brian DeLoach, medical director for Health Services. With the Georgia Southern student population continuing to rise, there was literally no room to grow the old facility to meet students’ demands.
Diane Norris, director of Health Services, stated that “the students and the Health Services staff are very excited about this new facility. Our students now have access to a state-of-the-art facility as well as continued quality care for their health care needs. There are very few universities in the University System of Georgia (USG) that have this kind of facility.”
The University continues ensure that we are offered some of the best services during our time here. To finally be able to view the new facility is surreal. It features an exceptional amount of new services and tools to better serve patients. These features include, but are not limited to, an expanded waiting area that is decked out with a striking color scheme, 48 new exam rooms (12 of which are dedicated to women’s health), an expanded pharmacy, a new home to Eagle Eye Care and cool medical gadgets such as a new x-ray! Laboratory and immunization areas have also been upgraded, and physical therapy services will be available this spring.
If you’re eager to see the new health center, stop by the open house that will be held on January 19th, 2015 at 6 PM to 8 PM. The open house will also serve as a fundraising and awareness event for the Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center’s (SRSAC) Teal House. All students who donate at least $1 in cash to SRSAC will be entered to win a $100 cash prize!