News release from the Lutheran Health Network:
New RediMed clinic in Bluffton set to open soon
Location will fill urgent care needs beginning Sept. 21st
(September 14, 2015) – Lutheran Health Network officials today announced that RediMed will open a new, full-service urgent care clinic Sept. 21 in Bluffton, Ind.
“We are happy to provide nearby urgent care for Bluffton with a full-service RediMed right in town,” said Matt Lehn, chief operating officer, RediMed. “Treating illness and non-emergent injuries in the evenings or on the weekends just got easier for Wells County residents. They no longer have to drive many miles away or go to the hospital for simpler health issues.”
The new urgent care clinic is a 3,400-square-foot facility located in front of the local Wal-Mart at 1980 N. Main St. RediMed Bluffton hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
“Having RediMed expand its services here is a good thing,” said Aaron Garofola, chief executive officer, Bluffton Regional Medical Center. “It expands access to the community since the only weekend medical care in Bluffton is the ER. It allows us to focus more on true emergencies in the ER, and it adds savings and convenience for patients.”
“We’re pleased that the new RediMed clinic created additional healthcare jobs because it helps meet the healthcare needs of our community,” said City of Bluffton Mayor Ted Ellis. “We view this development as growth for the community as well as a potential benefit for attracting businesses to locate here.”
Lehn expects on-site services to help strengthen efficiency in the delivery of urgent care and occupational medicine. “RediMed will be better positioned to serve patients having X-ray, lab and even audiology testing now that they are all available under the same roof,” he said.
RediMed Bluffton will also provide patients easier access to other healthcare services within Bluffton Regional Medical Center and Lutheran Health Network through greater continuity of care as a result of technological upgrades including electronic medical record capabilities.
RediMed was established in 1984 to treat patients with illnesses or injuries that do not require a trip to the emergency room. All RediMed clinics are staffed by physicians and mid-level providers and offer X-ray, laboratory and prescription services on site with convenient locations and hours. Appointments are not necessary. Additional services offered at the clinics include fracture management, hydration management and foreign body removal.
Architecture and design services for the RediMed Bluffton project was handled by MKM architecture + design. The general contractor was locally-owned James S. Jackson Company.
For more information about RediMed, visit RediMedClinics.com.