After eight years of service to the community, Shields Valley Health Center (SVHC) has made the decision to close their clinic effective April 30, 2015. In a letter to her patients sent this week, Sue Scott eloquently explained her rationale behind her decision, “As you likely know, it was our commitment to community service that was the driving force to open the health center in 2008. It is that same sense of commitment that allows us to recognize that in a rapidly changing healthcare climate, the community is best served by a healthcare organization with access to support services, integrated healthcare networks, multi-specialty providers, and a long-term and sustainable model of healthcare.”
With the goal of continuing to provide quality healthcare services to Shields Valley and the surrounding areas, Livingston HealthCare is pleased to announce they will provide comprehensive medical services at the current SVHC location (309 Elliot Street North in Wilsall). The new Livingston HealthCare Clinic in Shields Valley is expected to open in mid-May and will have the potential to bring more services to the Shields Valley community including expanded lab draw services and additional visiting specialists including pediatrics and orthopedics. Livingston HealthCare will also continue to provide rehabilitation services in Shields Valley.
“Sue Scott and the Shields Valley Health Center have provided a valuable service to the community and we are honored to build off of that foundation to provide more services locally in Shields Valley,” said Dr. Scott Coleman, Medical Director at Livingston HealthCare.
Livingston HealthCare is holding a community discussion to answer questions and provide more details for the new clinic—all community members are invited. The meeting will be at the Shields Valley Senior Center in Wilsall on Wednesday, April 15 at 4:00pm. The Livingston HealthCare representatives at the community discussion will be Bren Lowe, CEO, and Dr. Scott Coleman, Medical Director.