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Ground broken on new site for Moss Free Clinic in Fredericksburg
By JIM HALL
Groundbreaking for the new Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic took place yesterday on a parcel adjacent to Mary Washington Hospital.
Construction is expected to begin next month and be completed within 12 months. The building will have two stories and 32,000 square feet of space, making it the largest of Virginia's 47 free clinics.
The clinic provides free medical care, dental care and medications for the uninsured poor. It opened in 1993 and is now on Hunter Street in Fredericksburg.
The clinic saw 1,400 patients in a total of 6,100 visits last year, said Karen Dulaney, executive director. Volunteer doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and technicians provide the care.
The Mary Washington Hospital Foundation is leading the $10-million campaign to build, furnish and equip the new building and to create a permanent fund to guarantee its support.
John F. Fick III, co-chairman of the campaign, told the groundbreaking crowd yesterday that the effort has reached $7 million.
Among those in the audience was Dr. Lloyd F. Moss, the 90-year-old retired physician for whom the clinic is named.
"I have never seen so much enthusiasm for the clinic," Moss told the group.
The new site for the clinic is on Sam Perry Boulevard, adjacent to one of the hospital's outer parking lots.
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