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NewCare Health Services to consolidate with Newton Clinic


January 21, 2016

Newton Clinic and Skiff Medical Center have announced they will be dissolving Jasper County Health Ventures (JCHV), the limited-liability company that was started as a new venture between the two entities in May 2014. For nearly two years, JCHV has been doing business as NewCare Health Services, a primary care clinic located at 315 W. 3rd St. N., Newton.

NewCare will consolidate with Newton Clinic effective April 1.

The impending May expiration of the NewCare building’s lease encouraged officials to closely examine the current situation; after much thought, it was decided that supporting a two-clinic medical campus was unsustainable. “Many businesses in Newton have had to make difficult decisions regarding consolidation,” said Newton Clinic administrator Mark Thayer. “Recent examples include the Newton YMCA and Hy-Vee Drugtown. We found that having two campuses lacked efficiencies for providers and patients. Bottom line, the two-campus model was too expensive.”

Thayer said NewCare employees will have the opportunity to remain gainfully employed with the Newton Clinic team. The current providers at NewCare Health Services are nurse practitioner Jodi Holloway and Dr. Jennifer Paisley, a pediatrician and internal medicine physician. Newton Clinic providers who have also had limited clinic hours at NewCare are midwife Lacy Lundgren and Dr. Esgar Guarin, an obstetrics and family practice doctor.

“The goal is to have these four providers begin seeing all of their patients at the Newton Clinic location,” Thayer said. “Any patient in good standing at NewCare will be welcome to continue their care with their same NewCare provider.”

NewCare patients may schedule appointments at Newton Clinic by calling (641) 792-2112.

Skiff Medical Center
204 N. 4th Ave E.
Newton, Iowa 50208
Phone: (641) 792-1273
Toll-free: (888) 792-1273

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