Southeast Health’s Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine recently broke ground on what will be the home to ACOM’s Taylor Clinic. The facility, located at 39 Windy Hill Road, will serve the Taylor community and surrounding areas and will allow for expanded service to our Wiregrass surrounding communities.
During the ceremony, which took place on September 7th, 2023, remarks were made by James C. Jones, DO, FACEP, Dean of ACOM; Justin G. Hovey, MD, who will serve as medical director of the clinic; and Taylor Mayor, Billy M. Snell Jr.
“People in rural areas have poorer health outcomes because of distance to care and even cost of care.” according to Dr. Justin Hovey.
The clinic will double as an opportunity for ACOM students to get hands-on learning experience at the clinic while delivering quality health care to the community.
The idea to bring the clinic to Taylor came in part from Mayor Billy Snell, as the facility is being built his family property. Many people in the city have to travel outside of Taylor for medical care, including Mayor Snell. This motivated him to find a better solution to best use the property.
Snell said it means the world to know that this clinic could potentially save lives and improve the overall health of the community.
Work on the clinic has already begun and it is expected to be completed in a years time.