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Augusta Health opens new clinic in Harrisonburg

Randi B. Hagi
Those celebrating the opening included the president of Augusta Medical Group, Dr. Scott Just (sixth from right).

Augusta Health celebrated the opening of a new facility in Harrisonburg on Tuesday. WMRA's Randi B. Hagi reports.

Healthcare providers and Chamber of Commerce members gathered outside the new Augusta Health Primary Care on University Boulevard in Harrisonburg. Dr. Scott Just, the president of Augusta Medical Group, was among those who gave remarks at the ribbon cutting.

SCOTT JUST: The board's requirement of us, the leadership and the staff, is that we listen to the voices in our community. … We heard your call, and we are proud to have answered with this new location.

[snipping sound, applause]

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Mark Larosa is the vice president of business development and chief strategy officer.

The new clinic is located in Sentara's former behavioral health center, which has been fully renovated. In collaboration with Shenandoah Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Augusta Health will offer preventative care, lab services, chronic disease management, cardiology, and a variety of surgeries there.

MARK LAROSA: We have a lot of patients from the Harrisonburg area, and even north of Harrisonburg, that have been coming to Augusta Health.

Mark Larosa is the organization's vice president of business development and chief strategy officer.

LAROSA: And so we recognized the need for a location here. … Particularly, we've had a number of patients through Shenandoah Valley Orthopedics that would have their surgery at Augusta Health.

Augusta Health works with about 150 partners, such as the Allegheny Mountain Institute and the Valley Mission, to provide different services to the community.

Randi B. Hagi
One of the exam rooms in the new facility.

Randi B. Hagi first joined the WMRA team in 2019 as a freelance reporter. Her writing and photography have been featured in The Harrisonburg Citizen, where she previously served as the assistant editor; as well as The Mennonite; Mennonite World Review; and Eastern Mennonite University's Crossroads magazine.