Sioux Falls, SD (PRWEB) January 02, 2014
Sanford Health proudly announces the opening of its newest clinic on Monday. The new family medicine and pediatric facility is located at the corner of 69th Street and Louise Avenue in Sioux Falls.
The media and public are invited to attend an open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Media planning to attend should call (605) 366-2432 to RSVP.
The 24,000-square-foot building has 36 exam rooms where four pediatricians and one family medicine provider will practice. The physicians are established in Sioux Falls and are excited to bring their expertise to a new location in Sioux Falls.
“The building seamlessly combines a sophisticated space for adults with a kid-friendly atmosphere,” said Candice Nelson, MD, pediatrician with Sanford Children’s. “From ‘I-Spy’ graphics in the exam rooms to color-coordinated signs pointing patients in the right direction, Sanford’s newest clinic was tailor-made for families.”
The Sanford clinic also features a community room that can be used for educational opportunities for patients, such as parenting classes.
“This facility was truly designed around the patient experience,” said David Ellerbusch, MD, Sanford Clinic family medicine physician. “For example, the clinic offers a tiered registration desk to grant our patients greater privacy while checking in for their appointments.”
Additionally, its design encourages more collaboration between staff members. Instead of retreating to a traditional office, providers will touch down in a “bullpen” to maximize interaction and encourage idea flow. The new clinic will also house the Sanford Children’s Residency Clinic with 20 physicians and utilize a behavioral health provider and a health coach to collaborate on certain cases.
Same Day appointments for pediatrics and family medicine will be available at the new clinic along with easy online access to medical records. Beginning Jan. 6, patients and families can call (605) 312-8000 to make an appointment at the new location.
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in nine states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ghana, Israel and Mexico.
Sanford Health includes 39 hospitals, 140 clinic locations and 1,360 physicians in 81 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 26,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with Denny Sanford's nearly $700 million in gifts, the largest ever to a health care organization in America. These gifts are making possible the implementation of several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding cures for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer. For more information, please visit sanfordhealth.org.