Contact: Lori Willis
Oct. 11, 2006
First instaClinic Set To Open At Mid Rivers Schnucks
Patricia Sohn, president of instaClinic explains, "Symbolizing that we hope to help reduce some of the barriers to access and continuity of care by working closely with the local medical community, we will stretch and cut a long strip of gauze material (a common medical dressing) across the entrance of the clinic. We appreciate all the support from so many who had a hand in getting us to this point and we thought this ceremony would be a unique way for them to share in the grand opening."
The clinic began serving clients about a week ago, and Sohn says word is spreading quickly about the new service. "The Open House is our formal introduction to area families who will be our primary demographic. Busy families and individuals frequently report that getting quality and convenient healthcare in a timely manner is very important to them. Our extended clinic hours will make us an easier access point for common illnesses and preventive care as well as referrals into the local health system," Sohn said.
In addition to officials
from Schnucks and instaClinic, the
gauze-cutting event will include special community partners. "We have invited Dr. Aubra
A. Houchin, M.D., our collaborating physician
at that location. He is an independent
family practitioner on staff at Barnes Jewish St. Peters Hospital
and is cultivating support from local primary care physicians," Sohn said. "We look
forward to partnering with physicians in
Chand, assistant administrator at Barnes
Jewish St. Peters Hospital, is working closely with us to develop cooperative
opportunities that will strengthen the healthcare services in the
Mike Juergensmeyer, Schnucks vice president of General Merchandise and Pharmacy, says, "This has been a team effort all along, and we are pleased that after months of planning we are finally ready to bring a new outlet for quality healthcare to our customers. The clinics will strengthen Schnucks Pharmacy offerings and complement education and counseling services already in place."
Juergensmeyer says that instaClinic is also coming
soon to Schnucks stores at Butler Hill,
Several more clinics are planned across the region over the next two years. Officials say they are very pleased with the experienced team of skilled nurse practitioners who will operate their clinics and they continue to recruit more. Nurse practitioners interested in a full-time or part-time position with instaClinic should call 314-238-1337.
in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. currently operates 101 stores (including
five Logli stores) and 98 pharmacies in
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