Banner Health announces new clinic in Fort Morgan
BRUSH, Colo. (Dec. 12, 2011) – Banner Health and East Morgan County Hospital (EMCH) are pleased to announce the addition of a family practice and specialty clinic in Fort Morgan. Banner Health Clinic, Fort Morgan will be located at 909 E. Railroad Avenue. The clinic will have two new family practice providers, Lila Ann Statz, MD and Nancy Samples, FNP who will see patients beginning in March 2012.
Banner Health Clinic, Fort Morgan will have over 8600 square feet to provide healthcare services for primary care and specialty clinic patients. There will be room for four primary care providers, as well as lab draw and X-ray capabilities. The specialty clinic will be an extension of the EMCH Specialty Clinic with space for two providers at a time.
“The Banner Health Clinic building is currently being remodeled to upgrade the building and accommodate the electronic medical record (EMR) system that all Banner Health facilities utilize,” said Linda Thorpe, interim chief executive officer (CEO) at EMCH.
EMR allows for greater information exchange among care providers. Utilization of the EMR permits the provider to monitor a patient’s care even when the patient sees another provider at the clinic or in the hospital. That information is readily available for any other appointments.
When patients need a lab draw or an X-ray, the clinic will be able to provide the service. With EMR, the X-ray will be read by Dr. Jay Cook, EMCH staff radiologist. The medical imaging equipment will be state-of-the-art digital radiography (DR) for diagnostic imaging.
The clinic’s laboratory will be able to manage basic tests, glucose finger sticks, urine analysis, or protimes. More extensive tests will be completed by the EMCH lab.
Dr. Statz completed her medical degree at University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and has practiced for 10 years. She completed her residency with St. Joseph’s Family Practice Residency Program, Denver in 2001. Before coming to work at Brush Family Medicine, she was employed by Haxtun Hospital District. While at Haxtun Hospital, Dr. Statz saw patients in the clinic, delivered babies, covered the emergency room, and visited nursing home patients.
Dr. Statz is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice. Her areas of expertise include pediatrics as well as adult medicine and emergency and urgent care medicine.
She enjoys cooking, skiing, reading and traveling.
Nancy Samples, family nurse practitioner, earned her master’s degree in Primary Health Care of Families and Individuals from the University of Colorado Health Services Center in 1996. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. With over 15 years of experience as a family nurse practitioner, Samples will be caring for pediatric to geriatric patients.
Samples enjoys spending time with family, reading and camping.
About East Morgan County Hospital
East Morgan County Hospital in Brush, Colo. is licensed by the state of Colorado and certified by Medicare as a 25-bed critical-access hospital. Designated as a Level IV Trauma Center, East Morgan includes a 24-hour emergency department with three trauma bays, two surgery suites, two recovery rooms, six pre and post operative rooms, one endoscopy room, and one outpatient surgery suite. It is part of Banner Health, one of the country’s largest nonprofit hospital systems.
About Banner Health
Phoenix-based Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns or manages 23 acute-care hospitals, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services located in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.