The construction of a new doctors’ office space at Gadsden Memorial Campus that is planned to house medical specialists is soon to be completed.
In last week’s county commission meeting Gadsden Hospital, Inc. attorney Michael Glazer came before the board asking for the approval of an amendment to the current lease agreement by Capital Regional Medical Center.
The board approved earlier this year to allow CRMC to build out 1,200 square feet of office space to be used as timeshare office space for the physicians.
The county agreed to pay up to $155,000 of the renovation costs with an added stipulation that costs above that limit would be paid by CRMC.
The agreement also stated that CRMC would pay all costs for furniture, equipment and supplies.
The amendment allows CRMC to pay $1,000 per month for lease of the 1,200-square-foot space.
In addition, CRMC agreed that the physicians who use the space will also treat Medicaid patients.
Commissioner Brenda Holt asked what the pros and cons of the agreement were.
Glazer responded that from the pro side there would be specialists for Gadsden County and a small amount of income.
Glazer said he was at a loss to think of a con.
Commissioner Sherrie Taylor asked who paid the utility bills and was told by Glazer that CRMC paid them.
The board approved the amendment.
After the completion of the renovation, which should occur over the next few weeks, CRMC will announce the doctors’ schedules at the new offices.