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POWERDERLY, Ky. (7/14/2014) — Baptist Health cut the ribbon on its new Urgent Care Clinic  Monday, July 14 in Powderly.  The clinic will expand its operations and its hours.  

Three new physicians have been hired to work in the clinic with Dr. Willard Keith MD at the helm as the new medical director.

The clinic will now be open seven days a week with hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.  

Baptist Health has invested $1.25 million dollars on new equipment in addition to upgrading its labs.

Ron Poole, a Central City pharmacist, has been named to the Madisonville board of directors, and Tim Dukes, another local, to serve as senior vice president business development and outreach.  His office will be based in Powderly.  

Doctors Louis Armstrong and Faisal Tawwab will join Keith at the Powderly clinic. Armstrong is an emergency medical physician while Tawwab is a family practitioner.  As a team they can treat patients with a wide range of medical problems extending from illness to injuries.

Baptist Health is also launching Project Fit America through a $16,500 grant to Longest Elementary School.  The program features new indoor and outdoor equipment , teacher training and a curriculum, which will challenge and encourage children to live healthier lives.

Charles Riley
SurfKY News Reporter
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