January 17, 2012 > Washington Hospital's Newark Clinic Celebrates New Location
Washington Hospital's Newark Clinic Celebrates New Location
Residents of Newark have a brand new partner in the quest for better health as Washington Hospital Healthcare System and Washington Township Medical Foundation (WTMF) have collaborated to open a comprehensive clinic offering both primary and urgent care services. The clinic hosted an open house on Jan. 12 to celebrate the opening of its new location. Newark Mayor Al Nagy joined the Washington Hospital Healthcare System Board of Directors in the ribbon-cutting, officially welcoming the clinic to its new Newark home.
The clinic boasts a brand new interior and up-to-date equipment. It offers the services of a talented staff of board-certified family practice physicians whose combined 30 years of experience is complemented by collaboration with a wide range of WTMF medical specialists - cardiothoracic surgeons to pediatricians and everything else in between.
Washington Hospital has operated a clinic in Newark for almost 30 years, and the clinic currently sees nearly 1,000 patients each month. This new location is a big step forward in the Hospital's ability to serve the community. The location at 6236 Thornton Ave. was selected to bring community health care services closer to where the citizens of Newark live and work.
"Working together, the clinic's friendly staff members and physicians serve as a valuable health resource for the entire family, from newborns to grandparents, in a location that has been transformed to meet the needs of the growing local population," says Michael Engle, Washington Hospital's senior director of Ambulatory Care Services.
The clinic offers a full range of services including primary care, urgent care and occupational health services for residents and local businesses. In addition to its clinical and patient-care facilities, this clinic includes a 900 foot community center designed for health education and community outreach programs. The meeting space will also be open for community groups to host their own health and safety related meetings.
The building has been retrofitted to withstand a sizeable earthquake, and the Clinic will serve as an important local resource in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. There is a generator on-site that can provide back-up power for 36 hours. An ample store of emergency medical supplies are also stored onsite so the clinic can serve as a triage site if Newark is cut off from the hospital in a major disaster.
The Newark Clinic is located at 6236 Thornton Ave., in Newark and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about WTMF and its physicians, visit www.mywtmf.com.
Features of the New Clinic
* Convenient location for Newark residents and businesses
* Primary and urgent care services
* Same day and walk-in appointments
* Cooperation with local employers for occupational medicine and treatment for on-the-job illnesses and injuries
* Certified laboratory and X-ray testing
* Easy freeway access and ample off-street parking