Contacts: Lori Willis



Patricia Sohn



Dec. 15, 2006

New instaClinic To Open At Butler Hill Schnucks

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis family owners and nurse practitioners of the new Schnucks instaClinic at Butler Hill (4333 Butler Hill Road) will host an Open House on Dec. 16 from

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. This is the third of four in-store clinics in the initial rollout planned for St. Louis metro area Schnucks stores. Senator Harry Kennedy and Representative Walt Bivens will be among the dignitaries to join the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Patricia Sohn, nurse practitioner and president of instaClinic, said, "Over the past few months, clinics at Mid-Rivers and Alton Schnucks locations have delivered hundreds of flu shots that have led to follow-up visits from patients who appreciate the one-on-one service, convenience and affordability of instaClinic. People are pleased that there is now a way to get treatment for minor ailments when their primary provider's office is closed." Sohn and her team are encouraging Butler Hill area employers to stop in at Schnucks to find out how the comprehensive services of instaClinic can help their employees supplement healthcare options and decrease healthcare costs.

Because of the strong community response, there is still a need for nurse practitioners.

The nurse practitioners of instaClinic provide diagnosis, treatment and write prescriptions when necessary for common illnesses. A focus is placed on wellness and prevention through immunizations and health screenings. To ensure continuity of care, the experienced professionals of instaClinic work closely with the local medical community referring patients for further care when needed.

Nurse practitioners interested in a full-time or part-time position with instaClinic should call 314-238-1337 or, stop by on Saturday and meet collaborating physician Dr. Carolyn Rudnick of SLU Care and nurse practitioners Pat Jentsch, Christine Ellis and Linda Trevathan.

Plans are now underway for the next instaClinic at the newly remodeled Lindell Schnucks store. Several more clinics are planned across the region over the next two years.

Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. currently operates 101 stores (including five Logli stores) and 98 pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Mississippi and Iowa.

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