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New Clinic Prepares For Opening

The upcoming transition of the practices for those medical professionals currently located at the Alina First Street clinic will conclude on November 6th with the opening of the new clinic just west of General Sieben Drive. According to Lead physician for the clinic, Dr. Kevin Best, the goal is for residents of Hastings and surrounding communities to receive comprehensive health care close to home and at the same time, have access to specialist through the broader Allina Health network. The new clinic will offer primary care services, relocated from the First Street clinic, including family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pediatricians, same-day care providers, occupational health services, eye services, mental health and occupational health. New to the Hastings community from Allina Health are integrative medicine services ranging from acupuncture to nutrition consultations through the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing.     The new location is set to house 36 providers and 140 support staff members, including lab and x-ray technicians, clinical assistants, nurses and business office staff. Just a mile-and-a-half away, Regina Hospital, part of Allina Health, will continue to provide a broad scope of services from a family birth center to several surgical specialties, rehabilitation services and newly expanded emergency and medical imaging departments. Another addition is a new cancer care clinic and chemotherapy service which will also opens this month and part of a $63 million investment Allina Health has made in the Hastings community,? according to Tom Thompson, president of Regina Hospital who stated that a free, family-friendly community grand opening celebration will take place in the spring.

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