Trinity to Combine Clinics into New Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 10, 2010
Contact: Mary Muhlbradt
(701) 857-5116, Fax: (701) 857-5683
mary.muhlbradt@trinityhealth.org

Trinity to Combine Clinics into New Facility

(WILLISTON, ND)—Trinity Health today announced plans to build a new clinic in Williston, one that will serve as combined facility for its two Williston clinics – Trinity Community Clinic-Western Dakota and Trinity Regional Eyecare-Williston Basin.

Dr. Mark Olson, a physician at TCC – Western Dakota, says the new facility will be located across the bypass west of the hospital, just north of Herman Oil. “My father practiced medicine in the same office I’m in today; this facility just cannot keep up with our new technology or patient volume,” Dr. Olson said. “With the new building, patients will experience a modern and comfortable clinic setting.”

Dr. Mark Morin, an ophthalmologist at Trinity Regional Eyecare - Williston Basin, noted, “The new facility will improve patient access and convenience. It also will create the necessary space to allow us to continue to provide the latest technologies available for eye care.”

Although the current building housing Trinity Community Clinic – Western Dakota is listed for sale, Dr. Olson indicated the building will remain in use until the new facility is completed. The new clinic will feature a greater amount of space for providers and patients, better parking and an expanded surgery center. “We are absolutely committed to serving patients in western North Dakota and Eastern Montana with high quality clinic services,” Dr. Olson said. With the design phase nearly completed, construction is expected to begin later this year.

Trinity Health currently offers medical services with local providers and a network of specialists in Williston. The Trinity Community Clinic-Western Dakota clinic is a primary care clinic and day-surgery center, while the Trinity Regional Eyecare-Williston Basin is an eye clinic and optical store. Trinity Health employs 83 people between its two Williston clinics and more than 2,600 employees across the region.