Clarkston hospital to add clinic in Lewiston

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Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston is expanding its medical services outreach with a new health care clinic in Lewiston, hospital officials announced Friday.

In a prepared statement, Lisa Friedrich, director of marketing for Tri-State, said the new clinic, Tri-State Family Practice, will open in the former Interventional Pain Consultants location at 2841 Juniper Drive, Suite 2. The official opening date has not yet been determined, Friedrich said, but a ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for the end of May.

Tri-State CEO Don Wee said the staff is "excited about the opportunity to expand into Lewiston. We continue to strive to meet the needs of our community and believe that our new family practice location in the Orchards is our next step in achieving this goal."

This is not the first time the Clarkston hospital has eyed expanding services across the river. In 2013, the hospital considered more than $20 million in upgrades, including creating a new location for Tri-State's former Lewiston dialysis clinic on 21st Street.

The new family practice clinic in Lewiston will offer the same services for patients of all ages as the clinic on the Tri-State Memorial Hospital campus, including disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and diseases. Wellness exams, immunizations, flu shots and physicals also will be available.

Four health care providers will staff the new clinic: Jennifer Creaser, nurse practitioner; Mary Crowell and John Rudolph, doctors of osteopathic medicine; and Alexa Whitehead, a physician assistant.

Tri-State originally was built at its Clarkston site in 1955 and serves a 10-county region in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. There are 475 full-time and part-time employees, 135 physicians and 80 volunteers at the hospital and its clinics.

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