Times changing at Clinic . . . literally
Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:36am admin
Cresco Medical Center open until 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Sara Stromseth-Troy TPD Staff
CRESCO - The Cresco Medical Clinic expands its hours to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning Monday, Oct. 9.
Vice President Ancillary Services Katie Thompson said, “Starting Oct. 9, the clinic will be open until 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We are available for all types of appointments. The reason we expanded our clinic hours is that we recognize our clinic hours very closely resemble the hours most people are working, so we want to accommodate our patients as much as possible.”
Pharmacy also open until 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday
Regional Health Services of Howard County CEO Robin Schluter added, “We are open and available for appointments Monday-Friday at 7:30 a.m. With this hour change, the Cresco Family Pharmacy will be open until 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We are really excited about that opportunity to serve people as well.
“Dee Hosek, our licensed mental health counselor, is available for appointments until 6 p.m. We are trying to help people who work and need to come in before or after work,” she said.
Thompson said, “We have a care manager, Amanda Reicks, BSN and RN who is available free of charge to help patients coordinate their health needs and reach their health goals, and to understand any questions.”
Schluter said this service is particularly helpful for people with chronic conditions or significant short-term goals.
New scales for congestive heart failure patients
Regional Health Services announces the purchase of 14 new scales for use by cardiac patients who cannot afford to buy them.
Schluter said, “One of the ways we try to give back to the community is on Fridays we will designate an organization to receive proceeds from what we call a ‘Denim Day.’ Employees pay $5 so they can wear denim with a Regional Health logo shirt on a Friday. We routinely pick events in the community or issues here that benefit from those activities. Recently, the idea staff came up with was donations to buy scales for congestive heart failure patients who don’t have one in the home or can’t afford one.”
Thompson said, “With congestive heart failure, knowing your weight is important to the management of the disease. We were seeing some of our patients couldn’t get out of the house to buy a scale, or couldn’t afford a scale, so we are excited to offer 14 scales to our patients."