Mercy adds Elkhorn clinic; expanding in Delavan
ELKHORN--Mercy Health System’s gleaming new clinic in Elkhorn features state-of-the-art facilities, large exam rooms and plenty of natural light from its soaring lobby windows.
Its most significant additions, however, are the primary care physicians who will soon work there, improving access to medical care in a community where doctors are relatively scarce.
The clinic opened April 1, offering services in family medicine, internal medicine and a host of specialty fields. It also boasts radiology equipment, X-ray services and a lab.
Mercy doctors from nearby hospitals staff the clinic now, rotating in for afternoon shifts, Mercy Vice President Jeni Hallatt said.
Two new primary care physicians—doctors who give check-ups or provide basic screenings—will join the clinic full time in August, Hallatt said. Mercy hopes to add two more in the coming years.
“We are bringing a clinic where the patients are in need,” she said. “Bringing the physicians to them so that they don’t have to travel to other areas of the county, or even outside of the county, for their primary care needs.”
As the Elkhorn clinic saw its first patients last week, Mercy is also working on an expansion project at its Delavan facility, which is set to open in September. It will bring another two new primary care physicians to the area, along with a rotating cast of specialists.
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