Construction Underway for Major Medical Plaza in Franklin

November 14, 2016) Franklin, Kentucky

A major new medical development in Franklin is officially underway. The Chamber of Commerce held a ground breaking ceremony on October 20 for the Red Oak Medical Plaza, a new healthcare facility that promises to offer residents a wide variety of primary and specialty care options.  

The medical plaza, which is located just off Memorial Drive, is currently under construction. It is scheduled to open the spring of 2017. Dr. Rob Wesley, will serve as one of the facility’s two full-time primary care physicians.

Once completed, the plaza will be equipped with the two physicians, a walk-in clinic (which will be open 12 hours a day, 7 days a week) and a full-time pharmacy, as well as a dialysis clinic and physical therapy and home care services. Additionally, Wesley said six or seven healthcare specialty areas will be represented within the facility. Lab, x-ray and ultrasound services will be available as well.

Graves-Gilbert Clinic will be one of the occupants of the medical facility, and Wesley will practice under its umbrella. Dr. Karuna Reddy joins him as the plaza’s second full-time physician. Other occupants include Lifeline Home Health and Riley White Drugs.

“Those of us who live in Franklin know how lucky we are to have such an outstanding medical community,” said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Steve Thurmond. “Certainly the addition of Rob Wesley has been a huge benefit to our community and what Rob is doing here today certainly demonstrates that.”

Through his role with Graves Gilbert, Wesley is serving as chief architect of the project. At the ceremony, he was quick to thank others in the community for their respective roles.

“The reality is none of this would have happened without other people,” he stated.The Franklin-Simpson Chamber of Commerce, Franklin Bank and Trust and Graves Gilbert Clinic were among organizations he said helped make the project a reality.“This is something that has been an idea of mine for awhile, but it could not have happened without Graves Gilbert and their resources,” Dr. Wesley stated.

Moments after the ground breaking ceremony for the Red Oak Medical Plaza, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place across the street for Graves Gilbert Clinic Walk-In Care, which will be in operation until the plaza is completed.

“As we grow as a community with industry coming in, I think this is going to meet a need,” said Wesley. “I love Franklin, and I’m just so delighted that we’ve been able to do this for the community.”

For more information, contact Industrial Authority Executive Director Dennis Griffin at 270-586-4477 or at fsindustry@bellsouth.net.