Clinic to feature cutting edge technology, state-of-the-art rooms and expanded urgent care hours
Clinic appointments in Champlin are about to become easier to snag. On Jan. 14, Park Nicollet will open the doors to its newest clinic and urgent care.
With 5 physicians, 14 exam rooms, a procedure room, x-ray capabilities, a lab, and some cutting edge technology, combined with brand new furnishings designed with the patient experience in mind, Park Nicollet plans to serve the needs of the Champlin community with excellence.
Sue Coller accepted the challenge of becoming the center’s office supervisor after more than 20 years of RN experience in Park Nicollet’s St. Louis Park office. She has been working on the project for months and is excited to welcome the first patients.
“I have staff training all over, I can’t wait until we are all together and we are ready to start seeing patients,” she said.
One of the unique things about the Champlin office includes the touch screens in every room.
“We want to make your time here about education and as efficient as possible,” said Coller.
The screens will be equipped with videos for patients to view about a variety of health concerns that may be relevant to them. Technology in the room also includes direct speaker access to nurses working in other parts of the building. This is helpful for doctors who may want to quickly page a nurse for assistance or to provide information.
“It’s all about bringing the care to you, while you are in your room,” Coller said.
While typical exam rooms often find a patient sitting in a chair craning their next to the left or right to discuss their concerns with the doctor or nurse who is seated at a table parallel to the wall, at the Park Nicollet clinic in Champlin, the tables swing around so care providers can directly face the patient, making the conversation more comfortable.
There is also a more spacious room to accommodate multiple people.
“For example if you have three or four small children with you and a double stroller, we could put you in this room and there will still be enough room for everyone,” said Coller of the family room.
Of the physicians coming to Champlin, two are physician’s assistants and three are medi-peds. These are doctors who have studied as both family doctors and pediatricians; therefore, they are knowledgeable in a wider range of care for a variety of patients. Dr. Glen Carlson is the head clinician.
There will also be a care coordinator on staff to help with initiating follow-up care conversations with patients who may need a little extra assistance due to the complex nature of their health concerns or for other reasons.
Coller is looking forward to seeing how the urgent care may be able to help the community with its expanded hours from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays.
“We are open later than most other urgent cares,” she said.
Urgent care will also be open Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Urgent care provides walk-in care for acute illnesses and injuries that are not life threatening. They will be capable of offering immediate diagnoses and treatment options for a wide range of illnesses and injuries.
The clinic is associated with Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park but will also transport to closer hospitals such as Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids should patient care require it.
In addition to welcoming patients Jan. 14, the clinic will host a ribbon cutting complete with a tour of the brand new facility at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.
Park Nicollet Clinic and Urgent Care is located at 12142 Business Park Boulevard North, Champlin.
Park Nicollet Champlin
Monday – Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon
Urgent Care hours:
Monday – Friday, 2 to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact Mindy Mateuszczyk at [email protected]