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MCHC takes ownership, operations of Lake Crystal Clinic

MADELIA — The Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic (MCHC) will be assuming ownership and operations of the Lake Crystal Clinic beginning Aug. 1, under an expanded partnership with the Mankato Clinic. The facility will be renamed to Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic – Lake Crystal to reflect this new ownership. Those involved are working to make this a seamless transition for all of the clinic’s patients.

Dr. Kirk Odden has decided to retire from his Lake Crystal practice effective July 31. Dr. Marc Wilkinson will split his practice between Lake Crystal Clinic and MCHC beginning Aug. 3

As a member of the Mankato Clinic and MCHC medical staff, and a resident of Lake Crystal, Dr. Wilkinson is looking forward to expanding his practice to the MCHC Lake Crystal Clinic. He enjoys seeing and treating patients of all ages from children to older adults. MCHC has initiated recruitment for another full-time provider in addition to Dr. Wilkinson.

“MCHC will continue to offer high quality health care in Lake Crystal,” Jeff Mengenhausen, CEO of MCHC, said. “We recently opened the Lake Crystal Pharmacy just a block from the clinic, so patients can get their primary care needs met and their prescriptions filled without even leaving town.”

Lake Crystal providers will see patients of all ages, from children to older adults. They will care for acute illnesses and minor injuries, chronic disease and medication management, immunizations, well-child care, sports physicals, adult physicals and preventive health care. Dr. Wilkinson will also do inpatient visits for residents of Crystal Seasons in Lake Crystal. Some laboratory tests and services will be offered on-site.

MCHC was recently awarded one of the Top 20 Hospitals in the country for their patient experience. In June they opened a pharmacy on Lake Crystal’s Main Street and have a physical therapy office in the Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center. MCHC can also offer Lake Crystal patients the convenience of a full-service hospital with lab, radiology and surgery services just down the road in Madelia.

“Mankato Clinic is excited to expand our partnership with the Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic to continue offering high quality health care services at the Lake Crystal Clinic. The Lake Crystal community is in great hands with Dr. Wilkinson and Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic,” Randy Farrow, CEO, Mankato Clinic, said.

MCHC looks forward to getting to know the patients in the Lake Crystal area with our expansion into the Lake Crystal Clinic.

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