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Harrison Port Orchard Urgent Care cutting late night hours

20090113-181808-pic-839579123_5852379_ver1.0_640_480Harrison Port Orchard Urgent Care will reduce evening hours this fall in response to complaints regarding long wait times and understaffing.

The new clinic hours will be 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily, beginning Oct. 31, according to a letter sent to CHI Franciscan Health patients. The clinic is currently open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

According to the letter: “This change will ensure that three providers are in clinic during all business hours, which will improve access to our providers and decrease the time patients spend in the waiting room.”

CHI Franciscan spokesman Scott Thompson said the clinic saw an average of 8 patients between the hours of 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.

“We are much busier during the day,” Thompson said.

South Kitsap patients needing care overnight will have to travel to an emergency department in Bremerton, Gig Harbor or Silverdale. CHI Franciscan Health also offers virtual urgent care 24 hours a day.

The Port Orchard clinic was originally open 24 hours a day. CHI Franciscan eliminated overnight hours at the urgent care in 2015.

The full letter to patients is posted below:

PO.urgent.hours by Tad Sooter on Scribd

Software glitch forced Doctors Clinic shutdown

logoA software glitch disrupted services Monday at The Doctors Clinic facilities.

TDC President Dr. Randall Moeller said a problem with the operating system installed on the group’s servers prevented staff and physicians from booking appointments or accessing medical records.

“It pretty well shut us down,” Moeller said.

Moeller stressed the computer issue was not the result of any hacking activity and no patient information was compromised.

Many doctors still saw patients Monday and took notes on old-fashioned paper.

The Doctors Clinic was operating normally Tuesday.

Early plans for Virginia Mason Bainbridge clinic

virginia.masonPlans filed with the city show preliminary designs for the future Virginia Mason clinic on Bainbridge Island.

The 30,000-square-foot medical center will be built at Wintergreen Walk, a High School Road shopping center being developed by Visconsi Companies of Ohio.

Virginia Mason plans to relocate its longtime Winslow Way clinic to the new facility in late 2018.

Visconsi proposed a site plan amendment for Wintergreen Walk to accommodate the clinic. A required public participation meeting was scheduled for Monday evening.

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Revised site plan. Click to enlarge.

The proposed revision would replace a 20,000-square-foot medical building in the original plan with the 30,000-square-foot clinic.

The footprint of another building planned on the site will shrink from 7,200 square feet to 4,800 square feet to allow for more clinic parking.

The architectural design will be similar to other buildings approved for the development, according to a project description submitted by Wenzlau Architects of Bainbridge:

“The main façade which faces south is visually split into two masses with a large central glass area. The building design incorporates pitched roofs and a covered entry roof. Building materials are consistent with other buildings in the project site.

“The exterior materials include; concrete masonry units, vertical metal siding, cement board infill panels, asphalt at pitched roofs, storefront windows, exposed wood braces, sunscreens soffits to maintain a rural utilitarian spirit.”

A total of seven buildings are planned for the development. A Key Bank branch and Walgreens pharmacy opened there in November.  

See more Wintergreen Walk clinic plans below (images above are from plans submitted to city and posted online):

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Harrison’s Bainbridge clinic opens Dec. 1

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Harrison Medical Center’s 24-hour urgent care clinic on Bainbridge Island will open Dec. 1.

The medical group expects to have an occupancy permit for the 17,000-square-foot building next week, spokeswoman Jacquie Goodwill said. Along with urgent care, the two-story center will offer primary care, specialty care and imaging and lab services.

A public open house is scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 20. Visitors can meet providers and learn about available services.

The clinic is located at  8804 Madison Ave North, adjacent to Madrona House and the Bainbridge First Baptist Church.

Construction of the building began about a year ago.