October 17, 2010 — The Natural Care Center at Woodwinds, a clinic owned and operated by Northwestern Health Sciences University, is part of a larger expansion project taking place on the Woodwinds Health Campus in Woodbury, Minn.
“We have outgrown our space,” said Debbie Miller, associate vice president of clinical services for Northwestern, about Northwestern’s busiest clinic. During the last four fiscal years, the Natural Care Center at Woodwinds has consistently recorded nearly 27,000 patient visits — a 13,000 visit increase from 2000 when the clinic opened. The expansion will allow the Natural Care Center to better meet patient needs by creating more patient care space.
The Natural Care Center at Woodwinds plans to add five additional treatment rooms totaling nearly 1,100 square feet to the existing 4,500 square feet that currently make up the Natural Care Center. According to Mollie Anderson, clinic manager at the Natural Care Center at Woodwinds, the expansion will provide patients with more opportunities to schedule appointments with each practice area.
Treatment rooms will be allocated to chiropractic care and exercise instruction which will allow for massage therapy, healing touch and acupuncture to expand services in the existing space. In addition, the expansion will shorten patient wait time for appointments which, in some cases is currently about two to four weeks.
The Natural Care Center will also receive a makeover including new carpeting and a fresh coat of paint. The work is scheduled to start by the end of October.
Source: Northwestern Health Sciences University, www.nwhealth.edu/nwtoday/index.html