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Updated health facility to improve quality of life

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Improving your health can improve your quality of life.

That's why improving health care is part of a long-term initiative called Early County 2055 that aims to revitalize that community.

The goal is to protect the area's history while improving the economy and making it a better place to live.

Wednesday, part of that dream was realized with the opening of a new clinic.

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia invited the community to see their updated facility.

"Georgia ranks below the nation in terms of life expectancy higher incidents from heart disease and cancer," said Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, National Health Museum Chair.

Dr. Sullivan was U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Director under the first president Bush and lived in Blakely as a child.

"All of this contributes to improving the community and supporting the effort for economic development here in Blakely and Early County."

Since opening in March of 2006 with 8 employees the facility now the has more than 26 employees in Blakely and Thomasville.

The unveiling of a state of the art health Kiosk sets the Blakely location apart, it's the first one of it's type unveiled.

Patients can get personalized health assessments with a touch of the screen.

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