Pediatrics Plus announces new facility, 50 jobs

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    RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (Pediatrics Plus) - Pediatrics Plus recently announced plans to establish a new, larger, state of the art facility in order to expand their services. Pediatrics Plus is undergoing a four million dollar acquisition and renovation of the former Hog Wild Fun Center, a 23,000 square foot space. Additionally, Pediatrics Plus will provide 50 new job opportunities for residents of the River Valley community, which are expected to contribute over $2 million annually to the local economy.

    For the past seven years, Pediatrics Plus has provided physical, occupational and speech therapy, early intervention services, and family support to the children and families of the River Valley area. With the new facility, the company will expand to add a developmental preschool to serve children birth to six years of age with special needs. The developmental preschool will be integrated with typically developing children of staff, preschool aged siblings of enrolled children with special needs, and other community children.

    "We are very excited about the expansion of our services in Russellville," says Amy Denton, physical therapist, and owner of Pediatrics Plus. "We have been providing therapy services to the River Valley Community for almost 8 years. We are excited to now be able offer our full array of services to this growing community."

    In fall 2013, Pediatrics Plus acquired the 23,000 square foot Hog Wild Building, located at 301 North Sidney Avenue in Russellville to renovate and construct a new facility that will serve over 300 children with special needs and developmental delays and their families. The facility consisting of a developmental preschool and outpatient therapy clinic will house 10 large, fully equipped classrooms, a full commercial kitchen, a library, a fully equipped nurse's office, a multi-sensory accessible playground, an 800 square foot education and training room, and more than 10,000 square feet of specialized therapy space and equipment.

    "Our facility is designed specifically with the children and families in mind," says Amy Denton. "Each space, from our sensory and gross motor gyms to our playground, is designed and built to meet the individual and unique needs of each child and family."

    The facility is expected to open in late Spring 2014. Pediatrics Plus will host a Career Opportunity Event on February 22 at 10:00 am at New Life Church, 130 E. Harrell Drive in Russellville. All open career opportunities are posted on pediatricsplus.com. Pediatrics plus is an equal opportunity employer.

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