The health and well being of Clinton residents are in good hands, served by numerous health care professionals, a hospital, and local clinics. Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, a 106-bed acute care center, serves the community and surrounding area. Providing superior inpatient and outpatient healthcare services in a state-of-the-art facility, the hospital offers a new surgical wing equipped for laser/laparoscopic surgery and an eight-bed critical care unit with sophisticated monitoring equipment and specially trained staff. A new family-centered Birthing Center wraps labor, delivery, and postpartum rooms around a central nursing station and baby nursery. The Emergency Department, staffed by physicians 24 hours a day, provides emergency ground transport as well as direct access to emergency flights to Springfield, Kansas City, and Columbia.

Patients needing continual nursing care may choose from private or semi-private rooms on medical or surgical units. Centrally located nursing stations provide maximum care for patients, families, and visitors. The Skilled Nursing Unit helps patients reach optimum self-care levels prior to hospital discharge, and the Neuro-psychiatric unit offers treatment for emotional problems in a caring, supportive environment.graphic

Specialty units include: an Oncology Clinic for patients with cancer and a variety of blood disorders; a Urology Clinic, staffed by a board-certified urologist; a Cardio-pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinic for those with cardiovascular disease and respiratory problems; a Pulmonary Clinic, which provides comprehensive evaluations and recommendations; a Pain Clinic specializing in pain management; and a Diabetes Skills and Management Program, staffed by Certified Diabetes Educators.

Other services include Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapy, as well as a wide range of diagnostic services. A full-service laboratory, radiology, ultrasonography, nuclear medicine, CAT scans and MRI services are all available on site. Support services include an in-house pharmacy, full dietary services, social work services, and health information.

The hospital also offers wellness education and services at the Clinton Community Center. The Wellness Center offers weight-control and walking programs, wellness screenings, CPR, first aid and monthly "Brown Bag" lunch programs dealing with various health and wellness topics. The center also offers cardiovascular and strength training equipment and a walking track. The hospital’s Certified Personal Trainer is available by appointment for individual assessments and to set up personalized exercise programs. A registered dietician is also available to provide nutritional information and counseling.

Physican clinics include: Wetzel Clinic, St. Luke’s Medical Clinton, and Clinton Medical Clinic. Wetzel Clinic, affiliated with Health Midwest, is an 18-physician, multi-specialty group with a 25-member nursing staff, specializing in family practice, orthopaedics, general surgery, podiatry, internal medicine, opthalmology, nuclear medicine, and geriatrics. St. Luke’s Medical Clinton, affiliated with St. Luke’s Shawnee Mission Health System, is staffed by five board-certified physicians and a six-member nursing staff, offers laboratory and x-ray services, and conducts wellness programs with local manufacturers. Clinton Medical Clinic has one physician and associated staff.

Pathways Community Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. responds to the mental health and substance abuse treatment needs of the area, offering a variety of residential and outpatient services based on client’s needs. Twin Lakes Hospice, Inc. provides physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care for dying persons and their families.

Seniors who are looking for maintenance-free living choose to take up residence in a number of independent-living communities, including Bristol Care Manor, Clinton Estates, Clinton Residential Care Center, and the Gran Villas. Those in need of assisted care find services at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Clinic, Joy Adult Care Center, and Westwood Nursing Center.


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