Updated with sound: A New Beginning for Two Community Clinics

Charles City Family Health Center and Floyd County Area Family Practice Center announced yesterday that they are going to join as one clinic. The partnership will become effective November 1st.

Administrator Rod Nordeng talks about the new partnership.

The new expanded clinic will join forces in affiliation with Floyd County Medical Center and with the partnership, the staff numbers employed by Floyd County Medical Center will increase by 10%.

Dr. Schrodt explained that since its inception, the Charles City Family Health Center has been privately owned and operated, with the doctors having hospital privileges at Floyd County Medical Center.

Dr. Schrodt said patients will not see an immediate difference within the respective clinics.

Nordeng said there will be a new name for the joined clinics, possibly being decided at next week’s Board of Commissioner’s meeting.

Nordeng also assured that with the partnership there will be no layoffs or employee changes.

Dr. Schrodt said the biggest reason for the partnership leads to recruitment of younger physicians who have been educated and trained in the age of computers.

Nordeng said the partnership has been in the works for nearly a year and credits both former administrator Bill Faust along with the Board of Commissioners with their work on the partnership.

The partnership will take place on November 1st.

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Charles City, Iowa – Charles City Family Health Center and Floyd County Area Family Practice Center are pleased to announce  that they are becoming one clinic. This expanded partnership has been in the works for several months, and will become effective November 1, 2017. Dr. David Schrodt of CCFHC says, “This partnership was developed for many reasons. As healthcare changes, we need to change with it. By sharing services, we hope to increase access to local healthcare options and be in a better position to recruit additional providers in the future.”

This new expanded clinic will join forces in affiliation with Floyd County Medical Center. “By entering into this collaborative relationship, we will continue to provide an excellent patient experience while increasing our ability as a team to more effectively meet increased federal regulations on healthcare,” explains Rod Nordeng, Administrator of Floyd County Medical Center.

While clinic operations may change some in the future, please be assured that your healthcare provider will not change, and we will continue to provide the high level of quality care which you have come to expect.

Floyd County Medical Center is pleased to bring these exciting changes to patients. The goal is to continue to deliver the best possible care to patients by streamlining your healthcare experience from primary care, to outpatient services, and when needed, hospital stays.

More information about this story will be available on Wednesday.

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Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.

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