Lee County Cooperative breaks ground on new clinic headquarters
Updated: Oct 11
In Marianna, Lee County Cooperative Clinic recently broke ground on a new main clinic building.
Local community leaders, including city and county elected officials, attended. Also, state Rep. Mark McElroy, R-Tillar, Sen. Reginald Murdock, D-Marianna, and Congressman Rick Crawford, join the festivities.
Crawford was presented an award from the National Association of Community Health Centers for his diligent support of CHCs in Congress. He praised the clinic as an integral part of the community.
Community leaders have long talked about how the clinic is a shining light in the Delta community since its founding more than 50 years ago. It has the distinction of being the first CHC in Arkansas. The new building will give the clinic much more space to serve the CHC mission.
Yummy treats baked by staff were shared with attendees gathered in a tent on the vacant plot of land adjacent the current clinic. The new clinic will more than double the workspace to better serve patients.
Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kellee Farris was joined by her parents, Dr. L.C. Mitchell and Vallary Mitchell. Her father is a longtime dentist at the clinic.