RIVER FALLS, Wis.
Allina Health is
pleased to announce it has approved plans to construct a 13,500 square foot
medical clinic in River Falls.
clinic will be located on land owned by Allina Health adjacent to the existing
River Falls Area Hospital and will provide space for primary care and specialty
estate company MSP Commercial was named this week as the developer for the clinic
project, which is expected to break ground within the next couple of months and
open to patients in early summer 2017.
analysis reflects that our community is in need of primary care providers and
that gap is projected to widen in coming years," said David Miller, president
of River Falls Area Hospital, part of Allina Health. "Many residents are
already leaving the city to see a primary care doctor elsewhere. By investing
in primary care in River Falls, Allina Health aims to accommodate the health
care needs of people in their home town."
Allina Health’s market
research suggests that River Falls and surrounding area is already underserved
for primary care providers, which include family and internal medicine, pediatrics
and obstetrics/gynecology. It also projects the number of primary care visits
in River Falls will increase by 14,000 over the next five years. Without robust
primary care provision in the city, fewer specialist services such as mental
health, surgery or orthopedics are able to be supported. Allina Health’s
significant investment in primary care aims to address those issues by enabling
more people to receive their care in River Falls.
details of the clinic will be finalized over the coming months. Allina Health
hopes to bring new programs and services to the region, which could include
mental health services, integrative health programs from the Penny GeorgeTM
Institute for Health and Healing and telehealth capability (real time videoconferencing
"Allina Health has had a presence in River Falls at River Falls Area
Hospital since 1983, where you can see our commitment to our community in action
every single day," said Miller. "Our employees perform thousands of hours of
voluntary work in western Wisconsin every year; we’ve awarded hundreds of
thousands of dollars in community grants, charitable donations and scholarships
in the past few years alone; and we plan to add to the 264 jobs we already provide
right here in River Falls. This new investment in the health care services we
provide in western Wisconsin is further demonstration of our commitment to the
people of Pierce and St. Croix counties."
BELOW: River Falls Area Hospital president David Miller with the site of the
future Allina Health River Falls Clinic in the background.