Posted at: 04/17/2013 3:16 PM
Updated at: 04/18/2013 9:55 AM
$2 million dollar expansion to the St. Luke’s Laurentian Medical Clinic in Mountain Iron is now open to patients.
The expansion, which increased the size of the clinic by 60 percent, added eight new jobs and a variety of new services for patients.
Now, patients can receive low-dose CT, ultrasound and MRI scans on site in the clinic, in addition to mobile echocardiography.
New specialty services offered by consulting physicians who see patients at the clinic monthly include general surgery, urology, plastic and cosmetic surgery.
Construction of the clinic expansion was completed in February 2013.
If you like the decorations on the walls, you can thank Jerome Kolstad, who donated 35 Ducks Unlimited prints. As a patient, he is grateful for the care close to home.
The addition of new services follows St. Luke’s opening of a seven-day-a-week urgent care at the Laurentian Medical Clinic in March 2012, which has already seen well over 2,000 more patient visits than expected.
Todd Scaia, manager of St. Luke’s Laurentian Medical Clinic, said: “We wanted to create a one-stop shop where patients and the community could get all their health care needs met in one place. It is all about delivering the right care, at the right place and the right time.”