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St. Joseph’s/Candler and the Development Authority of Bryan County Working Together

Sep 23, 2021



St. Joseph’s/Candler and the Development Authority of Bryan County Working Together to Bring Healthcare Services to North Bryan County


St. Joseph’s/Candler (SJ/C) has submitted a purchase agreement to Bryan County for 6 acres of land near the I-16/Highway 280 interchange in the Interstate Centre Industrial Park. 


St. Joseph’s/Candler envisions offering health care services that can expand and evolve to meet the health care needs of this growing community. This parcel will enable SJ/C to establish a compact but comprehensive medical office building (MOB) initially that can grow up to 40,000 square feet to meet the primary healthcare needs of a growing population of employers, employees, employee families, and the broader community in Northern Bryan County, Western Effingham County, and Southern Bulloch County. 


Phase 1 of the plan will involve the development of an initial 2-story, 20,000 square foot building with a built out first floor that will house services designed to establish local access to a variety of primary healthcare services that will help minimize travel and subsequent time away from family, work, or community activities.  Phase 1 may include the establishment of services for primary care, urgent care, occupational medicine, and certain in-demand specialties.  Additional clinical services may include basic diagnostic services (including lab access), disease management and wellness programs, pre-surgical testing services, and clinical navigation services to expedite patients’ access to any level of care needed. 


Phase 1 will also include office and meeting room space for the Development Authority of Bryan County (DABC).  Strategically located in an area of rapid industrial growth, this space will allow the DABC to meet with potential partners in a location convenient to various proposed developments, including the Mega Site recently acquired by the Savannah Harbor I-16 Corridor Joint Development Authority.  “In addition to making healthcare more accessible for the people working and living in and around Interstate Centre, St. Joseph’s/Candler’s new facility will make the area more attractive to prospects interested in potentially opening a new facility,” said Jon Seagraves, chairman of the DABC. “Having office and meeting space in the new facility for our staff will also make meeting with these prospects a more streamlined and efficient process.  This facility will be a great asset both for the community and the DABC, and we are excited to begin our new partnership with St. Joseph’s/Candler.”


St. Joseph’s/Candler President and CEO Paul P. Hinchey said, “St. Joseph’s/Candler has worked very hard in recent years to identify areas of our community who need more access to healthcare services.  This particular portion of Bryan County has been part of our growth and access strategy for some time.  When we approached the DABC about our vision for the area, it became clear that they shared the same vision and enthusiasm as us for the project.  We are very excited to partner with them to meet the health care needs of employers and residents of that area and the added benefit of having the DABC in our building is a win/win for all.  It will create the opportunity for even greater synergy and partnership in the future.”


The development of the property will require rezoning from industrial use to commercial use.  This application has been submitted.  

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