Clinic is back
HMS takes over management of Platte Valley Medical Clinic at old location
November 7, 2018
The Platte Valley Medical Clinic is open again after a brief closure.
Dr. Bryan Kaiser signed a Termination of Lease agreement with the town on Oct. 31 which paved the way for Health Management Services (HMS) to move their temporary version of the clinic which was at the Platte Valley Community Center back to the 1208 River Street location.
During the transition the clinic has changed its name from the Platte Valley Medical Clinic to Platte Valley Clinic.
HMS representative Mark Pesognelli said that the clinic will be offering the same services the temporary clinic offered along with lab draws, INR testing, women’s health screening, injections (including allergy injections), x-rays, electrocardiograms (EKGs), rapid drug screenings, D.O.T. drug screens and pulmonary function testing. Pesognelli added more services would be added as various equipment is brought back on line.
HMS representatives told the Sun they are also currently in negotiations with several medical doctors to fill the physician vacancy along with looking for people to fill other staff positions.
Pesognelli added that some equipment, which was inventoried in October, is currently missing and that HMS representatives would meet with the Corbett Medical Foundation and town officials to determine whether that equipment should have been left behind or will have to be repurchased.
The Healthcare Sustainability Project group will be holding a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 in the Great Hall of the Platte Valley Community Center at 210 West Elm St. in Saratoga. The public is invited to join the meeting to obtain an update on the clinic’s status along with discussing other possible healthcare projects.