b'HEALTHCAREHealthcare Expansion: Southwell Medical (formerly Cook Medical Center) opened Oct. 1, in Adel, Cook CountySouthwell Medical: Ready to ServeWorking Together, Brings Healthcare ExpansionP atients and visitors stepping into Southwell Medical will find a space filled with natural light, neutral color tones, and walls accented with a series of photographs depicting familiar scenes from the region.Southwell Medical (formerly Cook Medical Center) is part of the new Cook Medical Plaza located along Interstate 75 in Adel, between Valdosta and Tifton. Officially opened on Oct. 1, the replacementThe 43-acre Southwell Medical campusAt the cost of approximately $40 million, facility enhances Southwells visibility withinmirrors the same services that were offered70 percent of funding was through a the community and region. As people travelat the previous facility, including acuteU.S. Department of Agriculture rural along the interstate, they will get a glimpsecare, diagnostic services, rehabilitation,development loan. The additional 30 of our new, state-of-the-art facility, whichendoscopy, sleep center, geriatricpercent was secured with financial reflects the high-quality care and talentedpsychiatric care, skilled nursing, primarycommitments from the Cook County medical staff that is available right herecare clinics, and convenient care.Board of Commissioners, City of Adel, in Cook County, says Southwell CEO andIn addition, outpatient surgical services willCook County Economic Development President Christopher Dorman. be offered in a variety of specialties.Commission, and the Adel Industrial Development Authority.While many small hospitals are closingThe 120,000-square-foot Cook Medicalaround the state and country, the SouthwellPlaza consists of three buildings. The mainEmpowering Designleadership team saw an opportunity tofacility houses a 20-bed hospital; the SylviaAccording to Stephanie Murray, project transform rural healthcare.Barr Center, a 12-bed geriatric psychiatricmanager with CDH Architecture, the facility; and Southwell Health and Supporting Southwell Medical anddesign process for the Cook Medical Plaza Rehabilitation (formerly Cook Senior Livingincorporated empowerment of patients, developing the new replacement facilityCenter). The remaining buildings include helps our health system fulfill its mission,family engagement, and community medical offices and primary care clinics.wellness.says Dorman.50 SG MAGAZINE| FALL 2019 BUSINESS + CULTURE51'