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New Specialty Clinic Opens at West Holt Medical Services, Foundation Presents Check Towards Project

Monday, December 9, 2019

ATKINSON, NE — West Holt Medical Services has announced that Phase 2a of its $4.6 million renovation and expansion project has been completed which includes a new specialty clinic and central bath/whirlpool room.

When patients come to West Holt Medical Services to see a specialist, the walk to the specialty clinic is a lot shorter as it has been conveniently relocated to the front of the campus.

Construction on the specialty clinic began in June 2019, which included demolition of the old administration wing near the front entrance to make room for five new patient exam rooms, a stress testing room and office for visiting specialists and staff.

The central bath/whirlpool room in the nursing department was also relocated and given a facelift in order to make room for the new surgical suite addition on the west side of the hospital.

“The new specialty clinic space will give West Holt Medical Services the ability to continue expanding its services, recruit healthcare professionals to the area, and meet the healthcare needs of the patients we serve,” shared Ashley Rivera, Chief Executive Officer at West Holt Medical Services.

Current specialty clinics include: Cardiology, Diabetes Education, Dietician, Endoscopy, Foot and Ankle, General Surgery, NUCCA Chiropractic, Behavioral Health, Ear, Nose and Throat, Nerve Pain Services.

West Holt Medical Services plans to add other needed services in 2020 as part of its commitment to bring specialists to Atkinson, so patients don’t have to travel long distances to receive care.

In fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019), West Holt Medical Services experienced a 13.84% growth in Specialty Clinic revenue generated by the specialists who travel to its facility, confirming the need for their current renovation and expansion project.

The remaining construction phases are scheduled as follows:

  • Phase 2B: Surgical Suite Addition – January 2020 to October 2020
  • Phase 2C: Laboratory – November 2020 to March 2021
  • Phase 2D: Administration/Business Office – April 2021 to June 2021

To continue supporting the hospital in the project, the West Holt Medical Services Foundation recently presented a check in the amount of $40,000. Since the Foundation’s “Ensuring Quality Care Close to Home” capital campaign began in 2017, they have raised $437,000 towards the renovation project.

The public is invited to attend an open house event on Monday, January 6 from 4-6 p.m. in the new Specialty Clinic located at 406 West Neely Street in Atkinson. Light refreshments will be served, and tours of the renovated areas given.

More details will be communicated as construction continues at West Holt Medical Services. For more information call (402) 925-2811.