Architect Richard Jones explains the floorplan of the new Warrensburg Health Center to the town Planning Board at their Nov. 20 meeting. The new main building, to be constructed next year, features many more exam rooms, a CAT scanner and about double the floorspace.
Photo by Thom Randall.
continued “This is going to be a high-end building,” Jones said. “It will be a major facility for downtown Warrensburg.”
The vastly enlarged health center, featuring an efficient layout and a substantial amount of new equipment, is expected to boost services and enhance efficiency in patient service, said George Purdue, Chief Administrative Officer of Hudson Headwaters, which operates the Warrensburg Health Center and 14 similar clinics.
Purdue said the number of Primary Care exam rooms would increase from 10 to 15, Urgent Care would increase from four to six, and Behavioral Health, from two to five rooms. Women’s Care and Specialty Care facilities are also expected to double. The imaging facilities are also expected to more than double in floorspace.
The health center’s expansion, Purdue said, will allow the health center to offer new health services, including cardiology, orthopedics and perhaps cancer care. More doctors and physicians’ assistants will be on the health center’s staff, he said.
Plans now include hosting a CAT scan device — the first in the southern Adirondacks, Purdue said.
Lighting on the parking lots is anticipated to be the new downward-facing lights that are considered far more efficient and environmentally friendly.
The Albert Tucker building, which now hosts a pharmacy and dental offices, is to remain on the campus, separated from the main building by a “healing garden” and partially covered walkway.
Warrensburg Town Supervisor Kevin Geraghty said that he was impressed with the plans for both the new health center.
“We’re very excited about the health center,” he said. “Hudson Headwaters has really paid attention to detail in this development.”
Geraghty said the campus, as designed, would be a landmark in the North Country.
“The new health center will not only be a huge plus for our streetscape, but it will provide outstanding health care for citizens of Warrensburg and the surrounding communities for decades to come,”