And i'm shelby coates.
Our top story tonight at 6... staff at the baldwin county health department in milledgeville say ..
It's just too small for patients.
The current health department on barrows ferry road is more than 100 years old.
41nbc's tanya modersitzki spoke with health department staff on what moving to a bigger facility means for everyone.
The juvenile justice department is transfering some of its land to the baldwin county health deparment.
Bill ireland youth detention facility is giving more than five acres to the health department..
"it's an old building built i 1904 and remodeled in 1986 as a health department but it wasn't built to be a medical facility."
At the current baldwin county health department in milledgeville ... it's a bit cramped..
"we're limited in space wher we're at and you basically have to go from one room to the next to the next to get through the office."
The medical side i separate from the wic office and other departments..
"everythin is so broken up in the facility youd have to go to this space to get this item or this space to get this item so you're back and forth."
So building a new facility off north glynn road ..
Is long over due.
"the flow will definitely b improved drastically with the new facility we will be able to increase the patient numbers that we can serve we will decrease patient wait times."
Allowing staff to be more organized.
"we'll have a secretary u front we're have an office in the back for each of my environmentali sts so they'll be able to talk and interact be a lot let distractions and be a littlebit more professional."
The new health department will be across from navicent health medical center of baldwin... "health in all areas now i focused on collaboration with community partners the location of this facility will allow so much of that to occur."
This project costs more than two- million- dollars..
2-hundred thousand- dollars is coming from splost funds.
The health department will pay the rest from reserved funds.
The baldwin county health department is in the planning stages for the facility.
They expect to break ground this summer.