Polk County Enterprise (Livingston, Tex.), Vol. 110, No. 99, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 10, 1992 Page: 2 of 32
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PAGE 2A - THE POLK (COUNTY ENTERPRISE, THURSDAY DECEMBER 10,1992
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tended by two persons, one of
whom was a media representative,
according to Thompson.
He said he talked extensively
with representatives from VF
before the outlet was constructed
and they were aware the frontage
road would be one-way. Thompson
added, the highway department
built a turn lane at VF and spent
about $100,000 in that area.
"I feel like the Texas Department
of Transportation covered all our
bases," he said.
There are three ramps on each
side of the bypass •• three exits and
three entrances - and turnaround
on each end.
On the west side of the bypass
there is one exit and two entrance
ramps, and the exit is after, rather
than before, the businesses,
Simpson said, asking if it would be
possible to have the exit placed
before the businesses. "We’re see-
ing a lot of confusion," he said.
FLOOR PLAN - Show n is the preliminary medical mall or concourse concept. This
master plan for Phase I of a proposed project style of building is tailored to the trend in
to construct a $13 millio n hospital facility. If health care to focus on very high efficiency
approved, the project v</ill be based on the and convenient health care services.
"hospitality style" of architecture featuring a
For-profit option not likely
Dr. Michael Shukan, whose of-
fice is in Brookhollow Square, said,
"Ninety percent of my patients
walk out with a prescription they
want to lake to Wal-Mart or Eck-
erd’s to fill," adding that getting
from his office to Pineborough
Shopping Center is difficult.
Thompson said design-wise the
highway department has done
about all it can do. There have been
12 "wrong way" signs and 30 "one-
way" signs installed and he also
plans to place signs marking the
turnarounds. A sign directing
motorists to Platt Street will be
He added that bids on a more ex-
tensive $212,000 signage project
will be let in April or May.
Public input should help expedite
construction of the overpass south
of VF, according to Thompson. He
has already received letters from
County Judge John Thompsoh and
the city asking that the crossover
overpass be constructed soon and
said a letter from the chamber
would also help. "There are no
funds dedicated to' that overpass
now," he said, "but, with the letters,
we’re going to see if the district of-
fice can come up with the
money....We have the ammunition.
"I knew we’d have problems
with one-way access roads," he
added, "but two-ways are incredib-
ly dangerous." He admitted,
however, that the present situation,
with traffic crossing the medians
and driving the wrong way on the
frontage roads is also dangerous
and said that increased law enforce-
ment might help.
Robert Neel, also with the high-
way department, reminded the
council and citizens of the high
traffic volume on U.S. 59.
"Remember, we have 18,000 cars a
day on 59," he said. "A very small
percentage stop in Livingston. So
we're looking at the safety of these
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Another recommendation was to
have five directors on the board,
one from each precinct andl one at
The authority of the fou ndation
would be to write the bylaws, ap-
point the board, serve as taxing
authority and see’ that the bonded
indebtedness is met, as well as
"What recourse would we have
to correct the foundation if the
board is inadequate?" Nita Gokey
"The system will take care of it-
self," Trobaugh said. "The founda-
tion still could go bad, but ft mini-
mizes the board going bad."
"We have designed a flexible
plan with the idea that they can add
on," Jim Easter, Quorum’s vice
president of facility development,
"The existing facility is 42 years
old and outdated," Easter said. "Our
goal is to build a basic pr imary care
acute hospital which would include
20 medical/surgical beds, two ICU
beds, two operating rooms, two
minor procedure rooms, two
laboj/delivery roam», -^expanded
outpatient can^i^tics,' 63,000
square feet of total hospital space,
10,000 square feet of MOB on
campus and be located on Hwy. 59
and/or Hwy. 190.
"A new hospital would not mere-
ly replace the existing facilities, but
expand the hospital’s capabilities,"
Easter said. "It is essential to posi-
tion the hospital as a quality
provider, it will reduce referrals out
of the county, it will attract new
physicians and rebuild support
from existing physicians and will
likely increase volume 75-100 per-
"Why would we want to build a
hospital when we can’t get a cor-
poration to come in and build one?”
Sandra Wood asked.
"Most hospital corporations want
a 20 percent return and just don’t
think it would be possible to get
that here," Trobaugh said.
wouldn’t come here for less than
100 beds," Duane Adams added.
"What are we going to get in the
north?" Molly Locke asked.
"Our long-range proposal is to
have rural health clinics in Cor-
rigan, Onalaska and Big Sandy,"
Adams said. However, Adams said
the iauial • stages- ofathtr-bnilding-
plan do nqt include 4ny of these
Trobaugh said the rural health
clinics would serve in tandem with
the physicians and would be
referred to as cottage facilities in-
stead of medical facilities.
"What about income to the doc-
tors?" someone asked.
"The doctors would probably
pay to be near the hospital,"
"Doctors would have the option
to come on a lease opdon or con-
dominium concept," Easter said.
"A one-year lease would be at-
tractive to an incoming doctor,"
Shukan said. "Even specialists
would be interested."
"Based on the amount of people
in Polk County, there should be
30.62 physicians in the county,"
Deen said. "At present, we have
nine - eight in the southern end
and one in the northern end."
"The county must reduce taxes if
this happens," John West said. "The
north end would want special con-
sideration and this will only work
with a finite tax, not an open-ended
"If Polk County doesn’t take a
long-range approach to health care
now, it will put the county in an
awkward position and there will be
more and more driving to other
counties for services," Deen said.
"The main reason we need to
move on this is because the sooner
we do it, the cheaper it will be,"
Easter said. "This hospital will
close if it follows the same direc-
tion it is going now."
Red Cross meets today
LIVINGSTON - The Board of
Directors of the Polk County Chap-
ter of the American Red Cross will
meet at 5:15 p.m. today (Thursday)
on the second floor of the Polk
All directors, advising board
members and volunteers are en-
couraged to attend.
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