I talked to you in the Summer CEO Update about the fact that more of you report confidence in the care we provide. Now I want to focus on how we are improving our facilities.
If you are a patient of Dr. Monica Morman’s you’ll be pleasantly surprised by her new clinic. We’re moving Campbell County Medical Group’s
Orthopaedic Specialists from the third floor of the hospital to the lower level of 508 Stocktrail Avenue. The new clinic will have close-in parking and easy access to
Rehabilitation Services located just upstairs.
We are also opening a new outpatient imaging center for radiology services in the same building. The new center is convenient for both Orthopaedic Specialists and
Powder River Orthopedics and Spine clinics. Patients can also choose to use the Imaging Center for x-rays ordered by any physician when they call for their appointment. Parking is only steps away from the entrance on the north side of the building.
Another project we are excited about is the Walk-In Clinic South. I believe we should take services to the community rather than asking the community to come to us. Since the southern part of Gillette is where we are seeing population growth, it makes sense to build a clinic there. We purchased property on South Douglas Highway with plans to build a new 9,000 sq. ft. building with over half of the space dedicated to the clinic.
We estimate about 10,000 clinic visits annually, with one physician and one physician assistant working there in the first year. Construction will start soon with plans to open doors late summer or early fall of 2016. As a bonus, the Walk-in Clinic South will have digital radiology and outpatient lab services.
In response to our current parking needs and a desire to take a more proactive approach toward future growth, we are planning a new parking garage to open in late fall 2016 or early winter 2017. The existing parking garage is heavily used and sometimes is completely full, and we want patients to have ample parking as close to building entrances as possible. We also need to create more parking for our employees. As the graphic shows, the new parking garage will be near the services in the Stocktrail building and close to the hospital. We are planning about 210 more parking spaces on 3 levels.
Thank you for choosing Campbell County Health and Campbell County Medical Group.
Andy Fitzgerald, CEO