Mobile Clinic Arrives at Lincoln Community Hospital!
Lincoln Community Hospital received an exciting addition to its service roster Thursday October 4, 2018, The Lincoln Health Mobile Clinic. The 38’ mobile unit features two exam rooms, a restroom and waiting area. It is fully handicap accessible, equipped with a wheel chair ramp in the rear. The clinic will be staffed by Mark Morrison, Paramedic and Candy Campbell, PA-C. The mobile clinic will make rounds throughout Eastern Colorado’s small rural communities such as Karval, Simla, Kiowa, Deer Trail & Bennett. A schedule will be released soon as sites are offered by each participating community. . The beautiful Eastern Colorado wheat and sky background that adorns the bus is a picture taken by Lincoln County’s own Apryl Huelskamp of Arriba.
Walk-In and by appointment primary care services will be provided on the mobile unit; including:
- Flu symptoms
- Cough & cold
- Ear aches
- Minor burns
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Urinary tract infections
- Skin/wound Infections
- Suturing of minor lacerations
- Removal of foreign objects
- Diaper rash
- Insect bites
- Nausea/ vomiting
- Vaccinations by appointment/ seasonally
The mobile clinic is the actualization of part of the past two years of the extensive strategic planning process the hospital has undergone. And we were able to fund it entirely with a grant. As our community well knows, Lincoln Community Hospital is the only hospital along the I-70 corridor from E-470 all the way to Burlington. That leaves many areas underserved and the care unmanaged.
“As we were finishing our strategic plan and we were evaluating the communities that needed healthcare, we visited those communities and several of them invited us to provide additional healthcare services to them. So we visited Strasberg, Byers, Bennett, Simla, Kiowa and Deer Trail. Those communities that are to the West of and growing rapidly, there are no doctors there. This is our effort to try to meet that need. Since we were able to fund it 100% through grant dollars then that minimizes the risk that we have to institute that care, and it should be beneficial to Lincoln County because we can draw business back to Hugo.” Kevin Stansbury, Lincoln Community Hospital CEO
This will be source of revenue to Lincoln Community Hospital in 3 ways:
- It meets a need that is not currently being met to underserved communities.
- This gains us an entirely new patient base. We are able to establish a relationship with patients whose care is not being well- managed currently. Complimentary to the services we provide on the mobile clinic we can offer them all of our ancillary services here in Hugo; Therapy, Imaging, Laboratory, Specialty Care, etc.
- This allows us to bring more specialty services to Hugo as we grow the patient base that is in need of those services.
Lincoln Community Hospital Marketing & PR Director, PIO