A new healthcare center is opening in Dalton.
The Dalton Community Center will house the facility.
Funding for the project comes from a state grant and the Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership, a local non-profit.
Dalton Mayor David Pennington says it will serve a widespread need in his community.
“Everybody knows how depressed the carpet industry has been here because of the depressed building industry and the first thing people lose a lot of times as they lose their jobs is their health care.”
Pennington says operational funding will depend on a combination of grants, a sliding scale fee schedule and increased Medicaid funding.
The center’s grand opening is scheduled for August 7th.