Boice-Willis Clinic unveils new facility
BY COREY DAVIS
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Local officials, business leaders and residents came out Wednesday for the ribbon-cutting celebration and viewing of the 30,000-square-foot, $7.6 million new Boice-Willis Clinic Medical Center located at 91 Enterprise Drive in Rocky Mount.
Boice-Willis Clinic officials announced at the event that the state-of-the-art facility located on a 3.74-acre property will consist of the Boice-Willis Clinic Pediatrics practice on the first floor, which is slated to begin operations on June 4. The laboratory will also serve patients on the first floor. The Boice-Willis Clinic Primary Care practice or adult internal medicine practice will be on the second floor. It will begin operations on June 18.
Dr. Mike Holland, president of Boice-Willis Clinic and a nephrology or kidney specialist, said the new Medical Center will have 16 providers that include doctors, their assistants and around 40 staff in total. Holland said the new Medical Center was designed with modern-day medicine in mind. Full-service architectural design firm 310 Architecture and Interiors in Raleigh designed the Medical Center, local Barnhill Contracting Co. built the building and the project was financed through Southern Bank.
“It’s designed to be more efficient than in the past when you had a doctor’s office and three exam rooms, which had a lot of wasted space,” Holland said. “We’re trying to make use of the space so we can get or attract more doctors into this building.”
Both the pediatrics and primary care practices were once located in the Nash Medical Arts Mall on the campus of Nash UNC Health Care, but the location became too cramp and outdated, Holland said. Dr. Martha Chesnutt, chief medical officer and interim CEO for Boice-Willis Clinic, said the new building will be beneficial to the community and staff.
“It’s great that we’re combinding the pediatrics and internal medicine staff in one building — that will allow us take care of all ages of patients,” Chesnutt said. “We also have space for our care coordinators that we didn’t have in our previous location.”