Myrtue Medical Center is opening a 5th satellite clinic in just a few short months. Renovation has begun on a 4,800 square foot building located at 100 Industrial Drive in Earling. “Having a clinic in Earling will allow us to better serve our patients in the northern tier of the county,” stated Barry Jacobsen, CEO. Holly Christensen, ARNP has recently joined the medical team at Myrtue and will be our primary provider at the new clinic. Holly brings with her several years of experience ranging from paramedics to patient care services on a medical/surgical unit of a hospital to teaching advanced certifications such as ACLS, PALS and TNCC to other health practitioners. Also providing services will be David Erlbacher, M.D. who is originally from the Earling area.
We welcome Joseph Stilwill, MD, Oncologist who began seeing patients here in Harlan in our Outpatient Department in February. He is a graduate from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Stilwill performed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois, where he also completed a three year fellowship in medical oncology and hematology. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and also Hematology. Dr. Stilwill will be taking Dr. Razaq’s place who is moving out of state. Dr. Stilwill grew up in Iowa, both in Council Bluffs and Des Moines. He and his wife and infant son live in Omaha. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, tennis and basketball. “The most rewarding thing about my work is the interaction with patients” he says. “They look to us for help at a troubling time in their lives, and it is extremely gratifying to be able to provide assistance.”
The northern tier of Shelby County will see a new satellite medical clinic owned by Myrtue Medical Center open in the spring of 2011. The Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees approved the purchase of a 4,800 square foot building from the Earling Economic Development, Inc. located at 100 Industrial Drive on the west side of Earling. The Health Foundation has been instrumental in supporting all of the satellite clinics which are geographically located throughout the county in Avoca, Elk Horn and Shelby. The Foundation will fund a grant of $50,000 towards the purchase and renovation of a building for this purpose.
“Even though the northern part of the county has not had a satellite clinic, we have a very high patient population from this area, stated Barry Jacobsen, CEO of the Medical Center. “Having a clinic in Earling will allow us to better serve our patients in the northern portion of our service area,” Jacobsen said. “The word around town has been very positive and supportive of this decision,” Langenfeld said. Todd Langenfeld is president of Farmers Trust & Savings Bank as well as the Earling Development Corporation.