Clinic Growing to Meet Needs in Linn County

December 11, 2011

Within just two years of opening at the new

location near Hwy 69, the clinic had outgrown the

space. An addition nearly doubling square

footage of the clinic was opened in early

December 2011.

Mercy Medical Clinic of Linn County is pleased to announce the expansion of the clinic space is complete and open for business. The expansion nearly doubled the size of the previous facility which Mercy has leased for less than two years.

“Two years ago, we had great expectations for providing improved access to health care in Linn County,” said Jay Allen, MD, Family Medicine Specialist who practices at the clinic.  “We are pleasantly surprised that in such a short time, the clinic had outgrown the space.” 

The clinic addition expanded the building southward, adding three additional exam rooms, offices and a conference room for community meetings.   The new space will also support visiting specialty clinics.  A helipad has been added to the property just east of the clinic.  The clinic, as well as local medical personnel, will have access to the helipad for emergency use.

“The expansion of the Mercy Medical Clinic of Linn County will enable us to serve our patients even better,” said clinic supervisor Nancy Shadden.  “The communities we serve desire a quality health care experience with extended hours to meet their busy schedules.”

“We are now able to accommodate more visiting specialists so patients won’t have to travel to receive specialty care,” Shadden explained. “Patients may see a specialist in Linn County without the expense of driving out of town.  We currently offer patients’ access to Cardiology, Neurology, and Obstetrics, but plan to offer Surgical Consults, Orthopedics and many more specialties in the near future.”  

The clinic also plans to offer community education classes. Suggestions for class offering may be directed to Nancy Shadden at the clinic. 

The clinic is not only growing in footprint.  On August 1, Dr. Ross Kimball, a Family Medicine Specialist, joined the practice. Kimball completed his training and residency from Smoky Hill Residency program in Salina, Kansas.  Kimball grew up in the Lane, Kansas area where he graduated from Central Heights High School.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Ottawa University, and received his medical degree from University of Kansas School of Medicine.   

Dr. Kimball, his wife Jennifer and two children are making their home in the LaCygne area.  With the addition of Dr. Kimball, the clinic now staffs four providers.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kimball or one of the other providers, call 913-352-8379.

Mercy – Sisters of Mercy Health System – is the eighth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and includes 28 hospitals, 38,000 co-workers and more than 200 facilities and 1,500 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. 

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