Samaritan Clinic on Patton opens Monday

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Casey McCarthy/Columbia Basin Herald Samaritan Healthcare’s Patton Clinic, in the Larson Community, is set to open Monday.

MOSES LAKE — After a six-month remodeling project, the new Samaritan Clinic on Aspi Boulevard in the Larson Heights area opened for business Monday.

The clinic is located at 8420 Aspi Boulevard, but its official name is Samaritan Clinic on Patton. Samaritan officials took a five-year lease on the space, and remodeling costs were estimated at $2.5 million.

Clinic hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for the urgent care facility, and 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for the family medicine clinic. Samaritan’s chief administrative officer Alex Town said in an earlier interview that the clinic’s hours could be expanded if business warranted it.

The clinic, 5,500 square feet, includes an urgent care facility and room for two family practice physicians. Doctors Holli Matthews and Pranev Patel and physician’s assistant Cheyenne Faeh are the medical professionals in the family practice clinic. Physician’s assistant Bob Ebel will treat patients in the urgent care facility. If demand is high enough the clinic staff (doctors, physician assistants or nurse practitioners) could be expanded also.

Along with the treatment rooms the clinic has x-ray capability, and patients can get blood drawn there as well.

The clinic has four rooms for urgent care patients, seven rooms for family practice patients, and they’re pretty big rooms, each about 120 square feet. Sierra Becken of Samaritan said in an earlier interview the idea was to make it easier for family members or caregivers to be in the room with the patient.

The front door opens into a shared waiting room. There are offices for the medical professionals, work spaces for the staff, and four bathrooms. All equipment and furnishings are new, from the examination tables to the x-ray machines to the waiting room chairs.

The goal is to provide better access for patients in the Larson Heights area, along Patton Boulevard and the north side of Moses Lake. Hospital district officials conducted an extensive study, looking at population in the area and their access to medical care.

Cheryl Schweizer can be reached via email at education@columbiabasinherald.com.

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