Spotlight: Premier Physician Network – Vandalia Opens Medical Office Building

Premier Pulse     November 2019

Vandalia-Ribbon-Cutting_350x350Premier Health held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and community open house on Thursday, Nov. 14, for a new medical office building that houses both primary and specialty care physicians along with imaging and lab services. The two-story, 45,000- square-foot building is located at 600 Aviator Court in Vandalia near the Interstate 75 and Northwoods Boulevard interchange.

“This facility will act as a Premier Physician Network primary and specialty care center, and will also have X-ray and laboratory services,” said Diane Pleiman, president of Premier Physician Network. “It will provide patients from Vandalia and the surrounding communities a single point of multidisciplinary services, where they can receive diagnostic and preventive care close to home. Our goal is to make their health care convenient, streamlined, and comprehensive – while at the same time easy to access.”

The medical office building will have space for 12 primary care providers and will offer specialty services in orthopedics, cardiology, rheumatology, imaging, and lab services through CompuNet.

Premier Health Family Care of Vandalia will relocate to the site. Providers include: Joseph Allen, MD; Elizabeth Swartzwelder-Cozad, MD; Heather Branam, FNP; Samantha Loel, FNP; Sari Bright, FNP; and Sara Wilson-Rector, FNP.

Specialties include:

  • Premier Cardiovascular Institute: Aaron Kaibas, DO; Bryan King, MD; Ristenka Prnarova, DO; Christina Anslinger, DO; Robert Bulow, DO; and J. Bradley Gibson, DO
  • Premier Orthopedics: James Klosterman, MD; Michael Raab, MD; John Powell, MD; Jeff Rayborn, MD; and Mark Zunkiewicz, MD
  • Premier Health Rheumatology: Sanford Wolfe, DO

The project, a collaborative investment of $9 million, represents growth and expansion for Premier Health in the Vandalia area and surrounding communities. The Vandalia location will have approximately 56 employees; 15 of those positions will be new.

“What pleases me about this project is the patient-first approach to design,” said Dr. Joseph Allen, Premier Physician Network primary care regional medical director. “The patient-centric space plan keeps the flow and wayfinding intuitive and breaks the large multi-specialty practices into smaller, easy-to-navigate zones.”

To streamline and enhance the patient experience, an “on-stage/off-stage” model of care will be adopted to help reduce patient wait times, encourage even greater collaboration among the care team, and shorten distances to exam rooms. This increases the amount of time the caregiver can spend with a patient.

Integrated patient care, with multidisciplinary care teams in one location, will create a comprehensive and convenient environment to care for patients and make the patient experience optimal.

Providers began seeing patients on Friday, Nov. 15. New patients are welcome.

Back to the November 2019 issue of Premier Pulse.

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