Crusader Clinic expands

Crusader Clinic expands


With a 30-year history of providing vital health services to a burgeoning number of patients, Crusader Clinic is experiencing “growing pains” at its West State Street location. Other than the original work in 1989, when the clinic moved its operation to the former Muldoon High School, the second floor medical units have not had any substantial renovations and is now at capacity for serving any more patients. “If we are to maintain our reputation for providing high quality care in a comfortable setting, we must expand this space to help us build capacity and improve our clinic efficiency,” noted Will Rodgers, president and CEO.

Last year the clinic had a patient growth that exceeded 16 percent. During 2002, 32,463 individual patients received Crusader care. If this trend continues, it is likely that Crusader will see 40,000 patients in just a few years.

To accommodate this growth, plans are to renovate 4,220 square feet of the second floor medical unit, adding three exam rooms to bring a total of 18 exam rooms. This project will increase productivity, enhance privacy and provide space for additional medical staff. Plans are to complete this project over the next year.

The Crusaders Health Foundation invites your support of this needed project that costs $247,245. Special naming opportunities are available for donations of $5,000 or more. Please contact Linda Niemiec, vice president of Development, Crusaders Health Foundation, (815) 490-1621, e-mail: for more information.

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