March 14, 2023
The newly renovated six exam room clinic is home to specialty providers.
(ELMA, WA) – Over 30 community members gathered at an intimate event to celebrate the grand opening of the Kelsey Clinic within Summit Pacific Medical Center. The newly renovated clinical space boasts six exam rooms which are already being utilized by Gastroenterology, Physiatry and Sleep Medicine departments.
The Kelsey Conference Room, named for a donation made by the Forest C. and Ruth V. Kelsey Foundation during the construction of the hospital, was once home to many of Summit Pacific’s events. When the Covid-19 Pandemic began, Summit Pacific administrators and caregivers identified and utilized every square inch of space for patient care. The Kelsey Conference Room was quickly repurposed into a respiratory care area, then later into a vaccination clinic for staff and community members.
With the addition of the Wellness Center in 2019 the organization had dedicated event space, though it was apparent that additional clinical space was needed. It was decided that a permanent change was needed, and Summit Pacific was awarded a grant by the USDA to renovate the conference space into clinical space within the hospital.
This newly redesigned space offers six additional exam rooms and is home to specialty services including Gastroenterology, Physiatry and Sleep Medicine.