WABASH — Bowen Center will formally introduce its newest health clinic to the public with a ribbon cutting and open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the clinic co-located with the Wabash Bowen Center outpatient office at 255 N. Miami St., Wabash.
The event will include remarks by Scott Long, Wabash mayor; Keith Gillenwater, president/chief executive officer of Grow Wabash County; Rob Ryan, president/CEO of Bowen Center; Shannon Hannon, chief operating officer of Bowen Center; Dr. Jerry Greer, Bowen Health Clinic physician; Ali Eluere, Bowen Health Clinic nurse practitioner; Danielle Gargiulo, Bowen Center-Wabash director; and Ashlie Schlemmer, assistant director.
The public is welcome, and tours will follow the ribbon cutting, along with light refreshments and giveaways.
Bowen Center’s move to integrated care is aimed at addressing the unique health care challenges underserved populations face.
“People living in poverty and especially those with mental illness have shorter life expectancies,” said Ryan. “That has got to change. By improving access to income-based care, and providing it in a setting where multidisciplinary teams work together, we are improving and extending the lives of our patients.”
Removing obstacles that prevent or limit access to quality health care contributes to the quality of life for those living in a community.
“It is important for us as a community to dissolve as many barriers as possible for our friends and neighbors seeking healthcare,” Gillenwater said. “We are thrilled to see Bowen Center taking that mission to heart and opening a new health clinic that will undoubtedly provide crucial supports, resources and services to ensure Wabash County citizens are able to stay happy and healthy.”
The center also has clinics in Huntington, Fort Wayne and Warsaw, and more are planned.
Bowen Health Clinic welcomes Medicaid, and no one is turned away for an inability to pay. To make an appointment, call (888) 470-0082.