Community commitment: New Sparta Clinic opens soon
Residents in and around Sparta, Wis., will have access to evening and weekend medical care, physical therapy, digital mammography, cardiac rehabilitation and more at the new Gundersen Sparta Clinic. Work began on the 35,000 square-foot facility in fall 2015, and it is scheduled to open in January 2017.
"Gundersen is invested in the health and wellness of the families in and around Sparta, and this new clinic is a great example of that," states Mary Kuffel, MD, Gundersen medical vice president. "And by expanding the services we offer at this location, we're helping ensure patients are able to receive care as close to home as possible."
Gundersen opened its current 7,500 square-foot medical clinic in Sparta in 1992 and the building dates back to the 1970s. Combined with the current rented vision and behavioral health space, all three facilities total approximately 13,500 square feet.
The new clinic is located on West Wisconsin Street (State Highway 16) between Union National Bank and Lopez Family Dental. Features include:
- All Gundersen Sparta services – medical, vision and behavioral health – in one location. (Currently they are located at three separate sites.)
- Expanded services including physical and occupational therapy, digital mammography and cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation
- Evening and weekend hours (beginning soon after the clinic opens)
- Central patient check-in and check-out areas
- Large exam rooms, including one specially equipped for geriatric and bariatric patients
- Expanded parking
- A conference room for community use after clinic hours
- Construction to attain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council
"For the convenience of our patients and to provide better care, our goal is to have everything we offer – medical, vision and behavioral health care – in this one location," explains Dave Campbell, Gundersen regional clinic manager. "Adding to the current services we provide is especially important because it reduces the out-of-town trips patients need to make to receive care they need."