Olmsted Medical Center Acute Care relocates

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(ABC 6 News) – If you need care at Olmsted Medical Center’s Acute Care, the clinic has moved from the main level at its Northwest Clinic to the lower level.

The relocation allows more patients in Acute Care by increasing the number of exam rooms. There are now five exam rooms instead of three, and there is a new triage center. In addition, patients will have access to an on-site laboratory and x-ray services.

“That decision was solely made on the premise that we needed more room to meet the needs of our community. So it was really in response to meeting the needs of our patients,” said Nicole Rabehl, director of operations at Olmsted Medical Center.

“So we can improve wait times and see patients in a more efficient and safe manner.”

With more services and with many facing staffing shortages, it’s not stopping the relocation.

“We are working in an efficient manner and we are pulling and utilizing resources. It’s all hands on deck. If we are needing resources in one area more than the other, we’re just shifting staff around. We are really big in cross-training and making sure our staff are well versed to hop in where they’re needed.”

The relocation also benefits primary care services which is also in the building, because it can expand on the main level.

You don’t need an appointment or to be an OMC patient to use Acute Care. Acute Care is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.