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April 9, 2013

Update: Mankato Clinic has big plans for little patients

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MANKATO —

“Our goal is to be the premier pediatrics center in the region by enhancing access to pediatric care in south-central Minnesota in a kid-friendly environment,” said Randy Farrow, CEO of the Mankato Clinic, in a statement.  “Our collaboration with Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and Pediatric Therapy Services is just a sign of things to come. We plan to add additional services at this new facility as well.”

The new facility will be connected to the existing campus.

“One of the things that impresses me is that, in 26 years, I’ve never seen such tremendous support for pediatric services from an organization as I’ve seen with this,” Putzier said. “Usually pediatrics is an afterthought. In health care, a lot of people think of treating adults with chronic conditions, and there’s not a lot of emphasis on children. We forget children might need little toilets, or that they might play with the drawers in the exam room. It’s refreshing we’ve had such support for this, and I’ve never seen that before.”

When pediatrics leaves the Main Street space, the clinic will expand its ultrasound capacity, among other things.

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