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Hattiesburg Clinic To Build Heart & Vascular Center

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. -The Hattiesburg Clinic announces its plans to build a Heart and Vascular Center for its patients.

The 80,000 square foot facility will be attached to Forrest General Hospital, just south of the main entrance. Current cardiologists inside the clinic will relocate in the new building once it's done.

"We will be providing all the services in this same location, said Tommy Thornton, executive director of Hattiesburg Clinic.

He said the new Heart and Vascular Center will house more than 100 employees.

"It's four floors at 80,000 square feet, and there will be two walk ways that connect this facility to Forrest General.

The project will cost about $18 million. The building will take up the parking lot.

"The parking area will be moved to the rear," Thornton said.

"The entire area will have a convenient place to come," said Thad Waites, cardiologist.  

He said this is an important step for the hospital and the clinic because Mississippi is known for its negative health rates.

"Mississippi continues to have the highest heart attack rate and highest mortality rate than any other country," he said.

He said work done inside the center will help combat this statistic.

Clinic officials hope to break ground on the project in the next several weeks.

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