Midlands One Professional Center a "one-stop shop" for healthcare
PAPILLION, Neb. – A new patient experience has arrived in Papillion. Alegent Health opened the new Midlands One Professional Center adjacent to Midlands Hospital on Monday, May 4.
“It’s just beautiful,” said K. Barney Shives, patient and hospital volunteer. “I visited the pharmacy yesterday and I just couldn’t believe it. It nearly knocked me off my feet it’s so pretty in there.”
Though the overall design was important, the real benefit for patients is the accessibility of services at the professional center.
The primary care and women’s health specialists from the Alegent Health First Health Physicians Clinic have moved in and are already seeing patients.
Work is underway to complete a pediatric clinic on the first floor.
Behavioral health services will soon be open on the second floor.
A new, full-service retail pharmacy is located conveniently near the entrance of the professional center.
“Patients can now go to their doctor’s appointment upstairs, then come down and on their way out they can head right into the pharmacy to get their prescriptions filled,” said Betsy Harrington, Alegent Health pharmacy tech. “And if for some reason there is anything over-the-counter that you want and we don’t have it, we can order it for you and have it delivered the next day.”
The community is invited to tour the Midlands One Professional Center at Midlands Hospital’s annual health fair from 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2009. Several free or low-cost health screens will be available as well as family activities like a pancake breakfast, face painting and a bike rodeo starting at 10:00 a.m. For more information on the health fair or to pre-register for the health screens, go to www.alegent.com/healthfair09.
About Alegent Health
Alegent Health is the largest not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare system in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa with ten hospitals, more than 100 sites of service, over 1,300 physicians on its medical staff and roughly 9,000 employees. Alegent Health is ranked first in the country in quality and patient satisfaction according to the Network for Regional healthcare Improvement (NRHI). That exceptional commitment to providing patient focused care for the body, mind and spirit of every person keeps Alegent Health faithful to its Mission, which was inspired by its sponsors, Catholic Health Initiatives and Immanuel Health Systems. At Alegent Health, patients and their families find a continuum of care, from women's and children's services, primary care, wellness counseling, and senior care to cardiovascular services, orthopaedics, oncology, physical rehabilitation and behavioral health. Alegent Health is online at www.alegent.com.