A New Health Care Experience Comes to Bellevue With Alegent Health Clinic Opening
Release Date: 07/14/2008

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The community is invited to the grand opening celebration July 12, 2008 from 4-7 p.m. BELLEVUE, Neb. – The Alegent Health Clinic in Bellevue brings a new approach to health care to Sarpy and Cass County families. The new clinic, located at 3308 Samson Way, offers patients and families everything they need at one convenient location. “We designed the Alegent Health Clinic in Bellevue with our patients in mind. What people will notice as soon as they step through the doors of the new clinic is a welcome feeling and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Guest service representatives are located near the entrance to assist with check-in or help with way finding. There’s also the option of a self check-in kiosk,” said Steve Burnham, operations leader and regional clinic administrator for the Alegent Health Clinic. The community is invited to experience the new clinic as Alegent Health celebrates the Bellevue/Offutt Community the public grand opening Saturday, July 12 from 4-7 p.m. It will find a clinic that offers an array of health care services including primary and express care, women’s health and physical therapy. A full-service retail pharmacy located within the facility offers patients the convenience of a drive-up window and free prescription delivery to surrounding areas. For patients who need extra care managing their chronic conditions, they can be referred to a health coach located within the clinic to answer any specific questions regarding such diseases as diabetes or hypertension. In non-emergency situations that might require immediate care when your regular doctor isn’t available, the Alegent Health Express Care Clinic offers extended hours with no appointment necessary. “Moms can drop their kids off at their scheduled sports physical or doctor’s appointment, take care of any health concerns or coaching needs they may have and even get a prescription re-fill or medical equipment that’s been prescribed at the pharmacy. Everything handled at one location, rather than traveling all around town and for busy families, that’s really a bonus,” said John Harris, M.D., an Alegent Health Internal Medicine physician at the Bellevue clinic. “There will also be learning and wellness opportunities so we hope this will encourage people to embrace a healthier lifestyle in their body, mind and spirit.” Joining Dr. Harris at the clinic are internist Arman Pajnigar, M.D.; Internal Medicine/Pediatrics - Larry Brown, M.D.; and Family Medicine/Sports Medicine - Sean Mullendore, M.D. Each one is expertly trained to diagnose, prevent and treat a variety of health conditions in adults and children. Women can get their health and wellness questions answered at a Women’s Health Specialty Clinic. Jeffrey Stearnes, M.D. and Peggy H. Cheng Jones, M.D. specialize in women’s health and wellness. Both offer a range of obstetrics and gynecological expertise from prevention and education to diagnosis and treatment options for women from childbearing years to those in need of menopause and post-menopause care. The Physical Therapy clinic features 3,500 square feet of state-of-the-art equipment for occupational and rehabilitation services. Individualized therapy programs by licensed professionals help patients get back to their daily routine quickly and safely. The services provided are designed to compliment the Alegent Health Clinic Family, Internal and Women's Health services and ensure the highest coordination of patient care for our patients. Alegent Health Psychiatric Associates will round out the complement of services offered at the Alegent Health Clinic in Bellevue when they open in early August. Specialty trained mental health professionals will offer a wide array of outpatient services including psych testing, medication management, traditional therapy along with drug and alcohol testing and treatment to get people get back on the road to mental wellness. The public is invited for day of family fun at grand opening celebration taking place Saturday, July 12 from 4-7 p.m. at the Alegent Health Clinic in Bellevue. The entire family can take advantage of the free event featuring a hamburger cook out, children’s games and prizes, entertainment by the Personics and tours of the facility. For any questions about the clinic or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-Alegent or go to www.Alegent.com/ahcbellevue. Alegent Health Clinic is the physician group practice of Alegent Health, a growing multi-specialty network of more than 180 highly skilled medical providers in 44 locations across eastern Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. Alegent Health Clinic serves as a first-point-of-entry to health care for Alegent Health and its nine hospitals, which make up the largest not-for-profit, faith-based health care system in the region. Alegent Health Clinic is sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives and Immanuel Health Systems. To find an Alegent Health Clinic location or to make an appointment, visit us online at www.alegent.com or call 1-800-Alegent.