Veterans Memorial Hospital Monona Clinic set to open in mid-September

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The new Veterans Memorial Hospital Monona Clinic, located at 101 Franklin St., will open later this month. (Photo by Audrey Posten)

The new Veterans Memorial Hospital Monona Clinic is set to open in the middle of September. The clinic will be located in the former Family Dentistry Associates of Monona building at 101 Franklin St., in downtown Monona, which Veterans Memorial Hospital purchased last spring.

“We have been overwhelmed by the friendly welcome we have received from the entire Monona area since we announced our plans to open a medical clinic in town,” stated Mike Myers, Veterans Memorial Hospital Administrator. “Everyone who has assisted in the remodeling of the facility has bent over backwards to work us into their busy schedules, to be sure everything was done in time for our September opening, and we are so grateful.”

The Monona clinic will host four full exam rooms, allowing each provider to house patients in two rooms each. Dr. Andrea Venteicher, formerly of the Waukon Gundersen Clinic, will be the lead physician in the new Monona clinic. One nurse practitioner will be employed full-time at the clinic as well. 

The first day patients can call to make appointments at the new Veterans Memorial Hospital Monona Clinic is tentatively set for Tuesday, Sept. 12. Patients can be seen at the clinic soon after that date.

“Veterans Memorial Hospital has three very strong partners in the Mayo Waukon Clinic, Gundersen Waukon Clinic and Dr. McMullan’s Postville Medical Clinic who have supported Veterans Memorial Hospital for many years. However, recent events, with Dr. Venteicher resigning from Gundersen and Dr. Ross leaving Mayo in August, have left this area short on medical providers,” Myers said regarding the need for a clinic. “Given the increasing difficulty to find providers willing to work in rural medicine and the current difficulty of people getting into the local clinics to be seen, the board of trustees and myself quickly realized that it was imperative that we step up to assist in this health care access issue.”

The Monona clinic is the first clinic the hospital has opened, and Myers said Veterans Memorial is excited to begin the new venture.

“We look forward to continue working with our partners at the Waukon Mayo and Gundersen Clinics as well as Dr. McMullan’s Postville Clinic, bringing even more accessible health care to this population that has always been a very important part of our service area, and making sure they can continue to have their health care provided, right here at home,” Myers added.

Once patients can begin scheduling appointments on Sept. 12, the clinic can be reached at (563) 539-5656. For more information, please call Veterans Memorial Hospital at (563) 568-3411.

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