Army pilot program for medical care coming to Ferriday
posted Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 @ 3:49 pm
Ferriday Mayor Gene Allen said he will talk with owners of the Ferriday Plaza about using a building in the center for an Innovate Readiness Program scheduled for August.
The plaza shopping center is located next to Riverland Medical Center on the north end of town.
The program is operated by the U.S. Army and will provide free general medical care, dentistry, optometry and small veterinary service.
The town made a bid for a pilot location for the program two years ago. The program is funded through a Innovate Readiness Program grant.
Several officials with the U.S. Army met at Ferriday Town Hall Tuesday with Allen, Concordia Parish Economic and Industrial Development District Director Heather Malone and Ferriday alderman Elijah "Stepper" Banks before scouting different sites around the town.
A U.S. Army Reserve unit from Georgia will be in Ferriday Aug. 6-19 to provide the service.