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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Shelby County Health Department Breaks Ground For New Headquarters

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SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT BREAKS GROUND FOR NEW HEADQUARTERS

Groundbreaking Ceremony To be Held April 3, 2019 at 814 Jefferson Avenue

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department invites members of the public and the media to a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on its new headquarters facility in the medical district.

WHAT: Groundbreaking Ceremony for new Health Department facility

WHEN: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: 814 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105

WHO: Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, Shelby County Board of Commissioners, Shelby County Health Director Alisa Haushalter

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and many members of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners will be present to celebrate the culmination of years of planning for this much-needed new facility for Health Department services. Mayor Harris said, “The Shelby County Health Department does vital work to protect and promote the health of all Shelby County residents. This state-of-the-art new facility will allow the dedicated professionals at the Health Department to leverage new technology and evidence-based practices to better serve our citizens.”

“The existing Health Department facility at 814 Jefferson consists of two buildings, one built in the 1950s and the other in the 1970s. Both are dated and do not serve the Health Department’s current needs,” said Health Department Director Alisa Haushalter. “The new 79,000-square-foot facility will incorporate modern design techniques and new technologies to make Health Department services more accessible to all the people of Shelby County.”

The new facility will be built at the southwest corner of Jefferson and North Manassas. Once construction is complete, the old buildings will be torn down to make way for a parking lot.

Architecture firm brg3s designed the facility and Turner Construction Company is in charge of construction.

Parking for the groundbreaking ceremony will be available at 265 Leath Street, with free shuttles to and from the groundbreaking site at 814 Jefferson.

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Mission

To promote, protect and improve the health and environment of all Shelby County residents.

814 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, TN 38105 901 222-9000 www.shelbytnhealth.com

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