Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:00 am
Brittney Fitzpatrick | The Tribune
Clearview Regional Medical Center has opened another primary care facility on the campus of the hospital, bringing patients better access to medical care.
Emily Gallman, director of marketing and business development at Clearview, said this new building will allow for a more steady flow of patients and will allow for wait times to be cut down.
“Dr. Joel Garrison now has a space dedicated to his osteopathic manipulations and is able to better serve those coming to see him for that aspect.
Garrison said he is quite pleased with the new space.
“The patient flow is incredibly improved along with the access to care. We are able to see patients a lot quicker with the help of the layout.
“This new building is very accommodating, for example, we now have an in-house phlebotomist — a person trained to draw blood — Nyree Blackman with LabCorp, which means our labs are also now done in-house,” Garrison said.
Gallman said the first patients to the building were seen at the beginning of last week and now there is a full patient load.
Members of the Clearview staff including doctors, nurses and medical assistants, along with members of the community, will celebrate the opening of the new primary care facility with an open house and ribbon-cutting.
The open house will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. April 20, with the ribbon-cutting taking place at 4:30 p.m.
“This is going to give both the community and the doctors an opportunity to meet each other, take a look through the new facility and see what the new building and our doctors have to offer,” Gallman said.
Gallman also made mention of Georgia Urology and US Renal, who are neighbors within the same building, who will be celebrating the event alongside Clearview.
“Dr. Roosevelt Allen, Dr. Ronald Anglade and Dr. Peter Nicholson specialize in Urologic Care and work alongside the hospital to help treat cancers, urinary tract infections and urinary incontinence in our patients,” Gallman said.
“It is our desire to be here and take care of this community on a daily basis,” Nicholson said.
Hospital staff members asked anyone interested to come out and enjoy meeting with the newest staff and the doctors who will be practicing from the new building.
For more information on Clearview Regional Medical Center, its doctors, nurses and other staff, or for a list of ailments treated and classes offered, visit clearviewregionalmedicalcenter.com.