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INNOVATIONS IN HEALTHCARE THE URGENCY ROOM: EXPERT CARE BY ER PHYSICIANS THE CHANGING FACE OF WELLNESS IN THE VADNAIS HEIGHTS AREA C hange has come to healthcare in the United States of America. Evolving healthcare technologies and the age of the Affordable Care Act have caused a ripple effect to all things related to healthcare/wellness. The arrivals of such groups as Allina Health Helene Houle Medical Center, The Urgency Room, Summit Orthopedics, HealthEast and Twin Cities Orthopedics have created an impressive array of treatment options – right in our own backyard! 62 Vadnais Heights Business Guide & Community Profile The Urgency Room (UR) model focuses on a traditionally underserved patient population. Patients have a broad range of options when it comes to where they receive medical treatment and the UR strives to fill the gap between urgent care and the emergency department. “Historically patients didn’t have a choice when it came to access of care. If clinics were closed and you needed immediate medical attention, the ER was the only option. At The Urgency Room, you have access to board- certified emergency physicians along with the necessary tools and diagnostics onsite to diagnose and treat a broad range of illnesses and injuries,” says Medical Director Carolyn McClain, MD. Open 365 days a year, the UR is equipped with a CT scanner, x-ray, ultrasound and lab and can care for patients of all ages, quickly and efficiently. The expertise of these ER physicians, combined with their onsite capabilities has provided a greatly needed medical alternative for this community. In 2017, about 30,000 patients were treated at the Vadnais Heights’ UR. Not just Vadnais Heights patients utilize the facility, but also patients from the surrounding areas of White Bear Lake, Shoreview, and additional communities extending past Hugo and Forest Lake. The Urgency Room is open 365 days a year, including holidays, from 8am to 10pm. 1159 East County Road E, Vadnais Heights 651-789-6500