Arbor Health has secured a location for a new primary care clinic in Packwood at the Peter’s Inn building, located at 13052 U.S. Highway 12.
Arbor Health CEO Leianne Everett and Facilities Director Matthew Lindstrom met with the property developers on July 6 to review the building’s remodel and Arbor Health’s intended uses, Arbor Health announced in a news release on Wednesday.
“The eventual plan is to add additional outpatient services such as physical therapy,” Everett said in a prepared statement. “I speak for both the administration and the board of commissioners when I say that we are thrilled to be able to open this clinic. It has been on our radar for years and I know it has been the hope of many community members to have medical services return to their hometown. We could not be happier to fulfill those dreams.”
The East Lewis County-based medical provider intends to open the new clinic by the end of 2022.
Once opened, the Packwood clinic will be open four days a week and will initially be staffed by one full-time medical provider with support staff.
Jason Whitney, ARNP, has been hired to be the primary medical provider.
“He comes to the position with a wealth of experience in both pediatric and adult family medicine,” stated Arbor Health in a news release.
Prior to joining the Arbor Health medical staff, he worked for Peace Health at St. John’s Medical Center in Longview.
Arbor Health is the parent organization of Morton Hospital, Rapid Care Clinic and Morton, Mossyrock and Randle primary care clinics. For more information, visit https://www.myarborhealth.org/.