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Clinic operation changes ownership

Thursday, May 27, 2010

by Gina Kinslow, Glasgow Daily Times, originally published on 5/27/2010

The Medical Center at Scottsville will open a rural health clinic at Fountain Run, beginning June 1.

The clinic, which was formerly operated by T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays form 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will provide services to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries, as well as providing preventative health screenings.

Jason Shuffitt, ARNP, will manage the clinic. Shuffitt earned his master’s degree in nursing from Western Kentucky University and is pursuing his doctorate in nursing practice from the University of Arizona to be completed in the fall. He is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, according to Doris Thomas, spokeswoman for The Medical Center at Scottsville in a press release.

The Medical Center at Scottsville was first approached about reopening the clinic by Fountain Run’s former mayor, the late Eldon Veach, said Eric Hagan, administrator of The Medical Center at Scottsville.

The hospital had recently hired Shuffitt, and Hagan said reopening the clinic in Fountain Run seemed like a good fit for the hospital, plus it would meet the needs of the community, Hagan said.

Officials with T.J. Samson Community Hospital made the decision to end its affiliation with the clinic in 2009. T.J. Samson had operated the clinic since 1997.

“The decision to divest the Fountain Run Rural Health Clinic allows T.J. Samson to re-allocate resources for services that met our strategic vision for the future health care needs of the people in southcentral Kentucky,” said Bart Logsdon, spokesperson for T.J. Samson Community Hospital. “T.J. Samson is grateful that the Fountain Run Health Clinic will continue to operate and offer services to the people in the Fountain Run community. It was a pleasure serving the healthcare needs of the people of Fountain Run and the surrounding communities.”

The Medical Center at Scottsville also operates the Scottsville Rural Health Clinic in the Scottsville Medical Plaza next to the hospital.

Shuffitt also will see patients at the Scottsville Rural Health Clinic alongside Grover Dils, MD, Michael Lang, DO, Lynetta Stiltner, DO and Gwen Wright, ARNP.

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