Sanford Worthington to offer acute care services starting next weekWORTHINGTON — Sanford Worthington will begin offering acute care services starting Wednesday.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON — Sanford Worthington will begin offering acute care services starting Wednesday.
Acute care is for patients with non-emergency medical conditions such as minor burns and cuts and illnesses.
“I am proud to be delivering this kind of care to the Worthington community,” said Erika Freking, a certified nurse practitioner at Sanford Worthington.
“We know that medical care is not only needed during normal business hours. That’s why we’re expanding our services to offer acute care,” added Stacey Jumbeck, also a CNP at Sanford Worthington.
Through acute care services, patients can visit the office without an appointment during non-traditional office hours. Direct access to laboratory and x-ray services is offered right on-site.
Acute care will be available from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Sanford Worthington Medical Center, 1018 Sixth Ave.
“At Sanford we are committed to providing quality health care, close to home and when it works for our patients and their families,” said Lynn W. Olson, chief executive officer at Sanford Worthington. “We realize people are busy, and they can’t always get to the doctor during traditional hours. We hope our acute care services bring a new level of convenience to Worthington and the surrounding communities.”