|By Ryan Gueningsman, DHJ Managing Editor
For more than 40 years, Wayzata Children’s Clinic has specialized in caring for infants, children, and adolescents in the west-metro area, serving communities surrounding its clinic locations in Chaska, Minnetonka, and Spring Park.
This summer, the privately owned practice has expanded its reach with the addition of a fourth location at Ridgeview Delano Clinic.
“We are really excited for the opportunity to bring pediatric care to Delano,” said Kelly Lemieux, MD, clinic president, Wayzata Children’s Clinic. “We look forward to getting to know the community and its families.”
Wayzata Children’s Clinic will open Aug. 1, and established providers from Wayzata Children’s Clinic will see patients in Delano once construction is complete.
Beginning now, parents can schedule appointments for the Delano location, for August and beyond, by calling any of Wayzata Children’s Clinic current locations. From well-child exams to same-day sick visits, and behavioral and developmental evaluations to management of chronic conditions, Wayzata Children’s Clinic is committed to providing a rewarding and supportive environment for its families.
The addition of pediatric services through Wayzata Children’s Clinic at Ridgeview Delano Clinic is part of an expansion that encompasses more than bricks and mortar.
The 11,000-square-foot addition expands the 8,379-square-foot clinic that was built in 2002. The addition provides expanded Ridgeview clinic space, nearly 3,000 additional square feet for Ridgeview Rehabilitation Services and space for Ridgeview’s partners.
Ridgeview expanded Delano Clinic’s medical staff in 2011 with the addition of an internist, Prasanna, MD, and Gretchen Soberay, DO, Family Medicine.
Rounding out the offerings at Delano Clinic will be the pediatric services through Wayzata Children’s Clinic as well as orthopaedic services through Twin Cities Orthopedics. Orthopaedist Jeffrey Mair, DO, and Erin Maguire, PA-C, began seeing patients at the clinic in January.
“Having them expand here now is a huge commitment from them as far as being here and serving the area,” Delano Mayor Dale Graunke said. “It’s a good, central area for the neighboring communities, and we are very fortunate to have them here.”
Graunke said expanded services at the Ridgeview facility will hopefully mean more people coming to town, which could be helpful to other businesses.
“We’ve had a long-standing relationship, obviously, with this community and its members,” said Mike Phelps, the chief administrative officer of Ridgeview. “We feel it’s a growing area and want to make this a mini destination point for anyone needing health care in that region.”
With locations in Chaska, Chanhassen, Delano, Excelsior, Howard Lake, Spring Park (Westonka) and Winsted, Ridgeview Clinics are part of Ridgeview Medical Center’s regional health care network that includes primary and specialty care clinics, emergency services, and specialty programs.
For more information, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org.
For more information on Wayzata Children’s Clinic, visit www.wayzatachildrensclinic.com.