By Starrla Cray
DELANO, MN With the 11,000-square-foot expansion of Ridgeview Medical Center in Delano, a few extra perks for patients are planned.
One of them is Wayzata Children’s Clinic, which will be located within the existing Ridgeview Delano Clinic.
“We are really excited for the opportunity to bring pediatric care to Delano,” said Kelly Lemieux, MD, clinic president of Wayzata Children’s Clinic. “We look forward to getting to know the community and its families.”
The clinic will open in August, specializing in the ongoing needs of children ages zero to 18.
Parents can start scheduling appointments in June by calling (763) 230-2780.
Wayzata Children’s Clinic has been providing full pediatric care for infants through college-age youth for more than 40 years, with locations in Chaska, Minnetonka, and Spring Park.
The clinic offers a broad spectrum of care, such as same-day sick visits, behavioral and developmental evaluations, management of chronic conditions, sports physicals, nurse triage services, newborn care, evaluation of acute illness and injury, and more.
Last fall, Wayzata Children’s Clinic received two top awards from the Minnesota Department of Health for demonstrating innovative work in the area of childhood immunization practice.
The Delano Wayzata Children’s Clinic entrance will be on the northwest side of the building, where the current entrance is to Ridgeview Delano Clinic.
“Ridgeview is expanding to the east, with a new entrance on the northeast side,” Wayzata Children’s Clinic operations manager Patti Knapp said.
Ridgeview Delano Clinic’s original 8,379-square-foot building, constructed at 916 St. Peter Avenue in 2002, was designed to accommodate future expansion.
In 2011, Ridgeview expanded the Delano clinic’s staff with internist Prasanna, MD, and Gretchen Soberay, DO, Family Medicine. A third new provider is slated to join the team this summer.
The new addition will provide space for Ridgeview Rehabilitation Services and other clinic needs, leaving space for extra services within the building.
The Delano Wayzata Children’s Clinic location will feature four exam rooms, a lab, and a procedure room.
In addition to pediatrics, orthopaedic services are being offered through Twin Cities Orthopedics. Orthopaedist Jeffrey Mair, DO, and Erin Maguire, PA-C, began seeing patients at the clinic in January.
According to Knapp, Delano is a great spot for Wayzata Children’s Clinic’s fourth location.
“It’s a growing area,” she said. “Plus, we already have patients from Delano who drive to Minnetonka.”
The pediatricians at the new Delano location will be established practitioners from the clinic’s other locations.
To learn more about Wayzata Children’s Clinic, go to www.wayzatachildrensclinic.com.