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Monday, January 13, 2020
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Litchfield Health Clinic Welcomes Nurse Practitioner Rachel Stump
New Provider Brings Family Medicine & Occupational Health Experience to Clinic
LITCHFIELD, Mich.--Hillsdale Hospital’s Litchfield Health Clinic welcomed Rachel Stump, family nurse practitioner (FNP), as its primary provider today. Stump comes from Hillsdale Hospital’s walk-in clinic, Hillsdale Health & Wellness, where she saw both primary care and walk-in patients.
Stump also has experience in occupational health, creating an opportunity for Litchfield Health Clinic to expand its role in providing care to Litchfield and surrounding areas.
“Rachel will bring energy and eagerness to Litchfield Health Clinic, growing our services to better serve the community,” Seth Gibson, Hillsdale Hospital practice administrator for outpatient clinics, said. “Her occupational health background will help to enhance our offerings in Litchfield as we continue to build our partnership with the manufacturing community.”
Inspired by the medical professionals who cared for her close family members, Stump knew from a young age that she wanted to work in healthcare. She began her career as a medical assistant and then a registered nurse, also earning her bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). She further advanced her skills by becoming a nurse practitioner in 2007.
“I like the versatility of being a nurse practitioner, because I can practice in almost any area of the medical field,” Stump said. “I love being able to see my patients throughout their lives—not just when they’re sick. It’s cradle-to-grave medicine.”
Stump’s move to Litchfield Health Clinic also means she can spend more time working with primary care patients.
“I’m excited to continue seeing my regular patients, as well as new patients of all ages,” she said. “Between our clinics and the hospital, we provide so many services to our community. So, when my patients need testing, follow-up treatments or specialty care, Hillsdale Hospital can take care of a wide range of their medical needs.”
Randy Podoll, physician assistant (PA), will move from Litchfield Health Clinic to Hillsdale Health & Wellness where he will see walk-in and regular patients.
“Randy brings experience, consistency and a comprehensive treatment approach to Hillsdale Health & Wellness,” Gibson said. “His collaborative style meshes well with the team to help deliver excellent care to our patients.”
Hillsdale Hospital has primary care locations throughout Hillsdale County, providing walk-in care and same-day appointments. Hillsdale Health & Wellness, located on Carleton Road in the Kroger Plaza, is open seven days a week from 10 am to 6 pm. In Reading and Litchfield, same-day appointments are available. The clinics are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, and each provides late hours one day a week. Litchfield Health Clinic stays open until 6 pm on Mondays, and Reading Health Clinic is open until 6 pm on Tuesdays.
To schedule an appointment with Rachel Stump, FNP, call Litchfield Health Clinic at (517) 330-3000. Litchfield Health Clinic is located at 535 Marshall Street. For more information about Litchfield Health Clinic, Hillsdale Health & Wellness or any other services provided by Hillsdale Hospital, visit www.hillsdalehospital.com.
About Hillsdale Hospital
Founded in 1915, Hillsdale Hospital is a community-based hospital providing high-quality healthcare in south central Lower Michigan. The hospital offers comprehensive care, including acute inpatient services, advanced radiology and imaging services, full-service laboratory, surgery, a state-of-the-art birthing center, emergency care, inpatient psychiatric care and more. The healthcare organization also delivers specialty care and owns and operates multiple outpatient clinics. Specialty care provided includes pulmonology and sleep disorders, orthopedics in affiliation with University of Toledo Medical Center, home care, a pain management clinic, short-stay rehab, vascular care and more. Three primary care clinics, Hillsdale Health & Wellness, Litchfield Health Clinic and Reading Health Clinic provide walk-in care or same-day appointments. For more information, visit www.hillsdalehospital.com.
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