Mary Rutan Hospital will open an expanded clinic in Urbana on Tuesday after its old clinic wasn’t big enough to meet the community’s needs.
The clinic originally opened in Urbana in May of 2015 on Scioto Street, said Tom Denbow, vice president of physician integration at Bellefontaine-based Mary Rutan Hospital. Its new location, 1880 E. U.S. 36, will offer more services, Denbow said, and accommodate about twice as many patients.
“It got busy very rapidly,” Denbow said of the clinic’s previous locations. “We knew right away that we needed a larger building and to expand the services that we currently offer.”
The clinic will now offer full lab services, general surgery and orthopedics, he said, as well as pediatric and adult primary care services five days a week. It will also offer physical therapy beginning in August.
“We felt that there was a need for different services in the area,” he said.
It also gives Champaign County residents more options for medical treatments, he said.
“A lot of people have to travel outside of their home county to get services,” he said, “and we wanted to bring those services so they don’t have to travel.”
The clinic’s expansion is part of a bigger trend in Urbana, local business owner Patrick Thackery said.
“The community is growing and thriving,” Thackery said. “There’s new businesses opening up all the time.”
He’s happy to know residents will have more options for care locally.
“This is just an example of the need for that industry to grow,” he said.
The Mary Rutan Hospital Urbana Clinic can be reached at (937)-887-0164.