New Medical Facility at Fort Stewart

There's something new for military families that could improve their quality of life. At Fort Stewart, a new troop and family care medical clinic opened today.

The building has been in the works for the past five years. At a cost of $8.5 million, it features 44 exam rooms as well as computerized X-ray labs. The new facility replaces three 30-year-old buildings spread across post.

"They can get everything they need in one facility and lessen the hassle factor of going other places to get prescriptions, X-rays, or lab work," explained Col. Herman J. Barthel. "It's all done right here."

The building is designed to handle regular visits from 25,000 soldiers and their families.

Reported by: Dal Cannady, dcannady@wtoc.com