July 22, 2011
Wesley Medical Center, an acute care hospital providing full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma, will be expanding its physical and occupational therapy services to two new WesleyCare clinics this September.
WesleyCare Physical and Occupational Therapy’s 2,558 sq. ft. location will be located in the Westside Medical Office Building at 8710 W. 13th St. N, which includes occupants, WesleyCare Family Medicine, Heartland Cardiology and Associates in Women’s Health. The 3,500 sq. ft. east office location currently being built by High Plains Construction will be located at 11120 E. 26th St. N. Both locations will offer adult physical, occupational, and certified hand therapy. Adult speech therapy will continue to be provided at Wesley Medical Center.
“We are providing the same great service and care to every patient, every time just with more convenience,” stated Steve Wilgers, Wesley Director of Rehabilitation Services. “We have wanted to expand our locations across Wichita for some time and are excited to finally be able to do just that.”
Wesley’s pediatric physical therapy program services currently located at the hospital will be moving across the street to the adult outpatient physical therapy offices located at Health Strategies. The adult outpatient physical therapy offices will be moving to a larger office area at Health Strategies. Wesley believes that the expansion of services to three facilities across Wichita will provide the opportunity to serve more patients and offer greater convenience for both adult and pediatric patients.
“Parents will now be able to drive up close to the door at Health Strategies to drop off their child(ren) in need of outpatient services,” stated Wilgers. “The space is larger than what was has been utilized in the past which gives Wesley the opportunity to accommodate more children and the desired space for wheelchairs.”
Current Wesley physical and occupational therapy staff will be going to either the new east or west locations to provide services. Wesley hopes that in time the expansion in services will result in the addition of more physical and occupational therapy positions. One of the therapists heading the pediatric services area at the Health Strategies location is Sarah Willis. Willis is one of three therapists in Kansas designated as a “Certified Clinical Specialist” in pediatric therapy.
For more information about Wesley Medical Center and its physical and occupational therapy programs, please visit wesleyintensivecaring.com.