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Vernon Memorial to build new La Farge Medical Clinic
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This artists rendering shows the new La Farge Medical ClinicVMH, which will be located at the former Schroer Hardwood Lumber site. - photo by Contributed/Jessie Cunningham

La Farge Medical Clinic–VMH, 111 W. Snow St., has been a part of the La Farge community for decades.  After much thought and planning, the decision to build a new clinic building has been made.

Dr. James DeLine reflected on the 31 years that he has been practicing at La Farge Clinic. “As a small rural clinic, we have done much with little.  The practice continues to grow and for several years, has been limiting our ability to expand our services and opportunities for teaching. The new clinic will address these needs with room for further growth.”

The new clinic will be located at the former Schroer Hardwood Lumber location.  Site preparation will begin this spring.  The completed facility will be approximately 12,000 square feet and will include a new retail pharmacy, medical clinic, emergency triage area, two birthing suites, and a private area for patient billing and accounts.

Kyle Bakkum, Vernon Memorial Healthcare’s Chief Executive Officer said, “The goal of the new building is to continue to provide quality care and enhance the patient experience in a state-of-the-art facility.  We look forward to the opportunities this will bring to the La Farge area as we continue to build healthy communities.”

The Village of La Farge is excited for the new clinic.  Village Board Member Greg Lawton said, “I personally am very eager to see the project begin and it will be a great addition to our community.  We already have a high level of care here, but we know the new clinic will only expand the capabilities of service and care to the residents of the La Farge area and beyond.”

The La Farge Medical Clinic-VMH family practice team looks forward to continuing to provide quality care during the building process of the new facility.

DeLine said, “We are working hard to maintain the small town atmosphere and intimacy of our practice, which has allowed us to know our patients well and communicate within the provider group. The clinic team has been working hard on design of the new clinic building to maintain simplicity, yet improve services and privacy, at the lowest cost possible. We are excited at the prospects of providing care to our communities for a long time into the future.”