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New Ogden Clinic building opens Monday - Ogden Clinic provided source, Standard-Examiner 7/26/2014

(Standard-Examiner) OGDEN -- If you have an appointment at the Ogden Clinic Monday, you'll be walking into a brand new state-of-the-art building with the latest technology at your provider's fingertips.

The main professional center campus at 4650 Harrison Blvd. was built with both patients and health care providers in mind, meaning it's more convenient, efficient, private and accessible, said chief executive officer Paul Schofield.

"The Ogden Clinic is physician owned and our physicians feel very passionate about not letting anything get in the way of the patient/doctor relationship," Schofield said. "Everything here at the Ogden Clinic was designed with both the patient and health care provider in mind. We wanted everything to flow just right from the moment a patient walks in the front door to the time they leave the facility."

The capital investment for the 41,000-square-foot building is over $9 million. Wadman Corp. was the local contractor and Pascal Meyer with Carpenter-Stringham was the architect.

The multi-specialty clinic offers treatment in dermatology, ear, nose and throat, family practice, general surgery, neurology, pediatrics, pharmacy, radiology, lab and sleep disorders. An after-hours clinic is also open seven days a week. There are just under 100 providers and 500 employees at the clinic. Electronic medical records also give health care providers access to patient history, no matter which Ogden Clinic location they've been treated.

Some of the highlights include a full service radiology lab with a quieter MRI machine,a 64-slice CT machine, digital x-ray, mammography, fluoroscopy and ultrasound. All patient, treatment rooms and dressing rooms have two doors for easy access and privacy.

"Patients won't have to walk around in the hallway in their hospital gowns," Schofield said. "They'll be able to walk through one door, change and walk right into the treatment or testing room and then back to their dressing room without anyone else seeing them."

The full service dermatology clinic will offer everything from Mohs surgery to laser treatments and aesthetics, said Lara Schlaf, master aesthetician at the clinic.

The ear, nose and throat clinic will offer a wide range of services including video laryngoscope, which visualizes the vocal cords and treats vocal disorders, said speech language pathologist Amanda Sumrall.

A neurology clinic will have a sleep lab and infusion rooms and general surgeons will see patients both pre and post operatively.

"So much has changed over the years," said Dr. Brent Baranko, a general surgeon at the clinic. "I'm really happy this building is now completed. It really does represent state-of-the-art health care and has a very professional appearance. These are exciting times for us."

The main entrance on the east side of the building will soon have a covered roof for protection from inclement weather. The old building, just next to the new, will be demolished within the next three weeks to make room for more parking. The new building, set close to the street, is a few blocks from McKay-Dee Hospital and a few miles from Ogden Regional Medical Center. Schofield and chief operating officer Kevin Porter had contemplated whether the clinic should be moved to a different part of town, but the decision kept coming back to its current location.

"We did some pretty extensive analysis and everything kept pointing to this location," Schofield said. "We're right between both hospitals and close to Weber State University. The community knows this location and we want to remain to be a major presence here."

The interior is designed with neutral earth tones and local art photographed by Kevin Mikkelsen. Several waiting areas give patients a scenic view of the mountains. A history box at the front entrance offers a timeline with physician instruments dating back to the 1950s.

The Ogden Clinic was started by eight physicians in 1950, four of whom came from the Mayo Clinic. Schofield said the clinic continues to pride itself in hiring some of the best health care providers in the country.

"We are really excited about everything," Schofield said. "We want to continue to grow with our community and be your place of choice."