Walk-in clinic opens in Greencastle

Walk-in clinic opens in Greencastle

There are 9 comments on the Public Opinion story from Nov 28, 2010, titled Walk-in clinic opens in Greencastle. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Summit Health's new walk-in clinic in Greencastle opens today. The facility is designed to treat people with illnesses and injuries not serious enough for the emergency room who cannot get or cannot wait for an appointment with their family doctor.

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Curious

Annapolis, MD

#2 Nov 29, 2010
Personally.....I believe that for maybe one in their existence Summit Health has finally done twice now GOOD thing in opening up these Centers.
There are MANY people out there who can't afford to go to the ER or even a regular Dr. Many Dr.'s are no longer excepting new patients, so what are people to do, just watch their loved ones lay down and suffer and die. These walk-in clinics should be also manned by some of those LPN's that were put out of their jobs when the Hospital went all RN....with CNA's doing the work of what was done by the LPN's.
A small clinic could be placed in Path Valley, there are enough elderly and lower income persons that would benefit for not having to travel such a distance for treatment...it would also help save the Franklin County Transportation some mileage on their vehicles if they would only have to travel the miles in Path and Amberson Valleys and Fort Loudon Areas. THINK about it Summit Health........
May

Fannettsburg, PA

#3 Nov 29, 2010
Curious wrote:
Personally.....I believe that for maybe one in their existence Summit Health has finally done twice now GOOD thing in opening up these Centers.
There are MANY people out there who can't afford to go to the ER or even a regular Dr. Many Dr.'s are no longer excepting new patients, so what are people to do, just watch their loved ones lay down and suffer and die. These walk-in clinics should be also manned by some of those LPN's that were put out of their jobs when the Hospital went all RN....with CNA's doing the work of what was done by the LPN's.
A small clinic could be placed in Path Valley, there are enough elderly and lower income persons that would benefit for not having to travel such a distance for treatment...it would also help save the Franklin County Transportation some mileage on their vehicles if they would only have to travel the miles in Path and Amberson Valleys and Fort Loudon Areas. THINK about it Summit Health........
Although I agree with your comment, there is one thing I totally disagree with and that is the comment about the LPN's doing the same job as the CNA's, you are totally wrong. LPN's are trained for a year and licensed. CNA's are not. They cannot and are not allowed by law do the certain things that and an LPN can. There is only few duties that they can do as a CNA. The duties they are not schooled in are then taken over by an RN if an LPN is not available. These girls work hard for the license behind name. It is not just a title. That does not mean the CNAs don't work hard, they do. At one time or another they all have to do personal care on a patient.
My 2 Cents

New Castle, PA

#4 Nov 29, 2010
most that go to a clinic may not have funds to pay or a medical assistance card, either way it is cheaper than going to an ER and in both instances the non profit medical facilities eat the loses
my opinion wrote:
Don't worry, They will get your money one way or another!
Curious

Shippensburg, PA

#5 Nov 29, 2010
May...forgive me if I offended you....I surely did not mean to do so. I have a grand-daughter that is a LPN and she has worked her bloomin' butt off for her patients. I also have 2 grand-daughters that are CNA's and they both work hard for their residents.
What I was referring to is the fact that for many a year LPN's worked very hard at the Chambersburg and Waynesboro Hospitals and I don't think that they were much appreciated. I know for I in my lifetime was hospitalized 17 times at the Chbg. Hospital and all of the LPN's there were the greatest people that one could have, oh by the way...my sister was a RN there for 40 years before retirement. Helped to deliver many, many babies and was Head Nurse over the Hosp. before retirement. God Bless All of Them!!!!!
Still say more Walk-in Clinics are needed.
melissa

York, PA

#6 Dec 16, 2010
do they need any nurses for the clinic

“Excuse me while I kiss the sky”

Since: Dec 10

Carlisle, PA

#7 Dec 16, 2010
May wrote:
<quoted text> Although I agree with your comment, there is one thing I totally disagree with and that is the comment about the LPN's doing the same job as the CNA's, you are totally wrong. LPN's are trained for a year and licensed. CNA's are not. They cannot and are not allowed by law do the certain things that and an LPN can. There is only few duties that they can do as a CNA. The duties they are not schooled in are then taken over by an RN if an LPN is not available. These girls work hard for the license behind name. It is not just a title. That does not mean the CNAs don't work hard, they do. At one time or another they all have to do personal care on a patient.
You misunderstood her remark.

The fact remains, the hospital went all CNA and RN...and the CNAs and RNs are doing the work LPNs used to do.
Sports Inn 24 Hr Fitness

Shippensburg, PA

#8 Dec 16, 2010
I personally am glad to see Summit Health brining yet another positive helpful thing to our community.

Since: Oct 08

Pennsylvania

#9 Dec 16, 2010
Is there a walk-in clinic in Cburg?
Chris Haftel

Buford, GA

#10 Jan 16, 2011
http://www.ouchcenter.com is a very reliable walkin clinic in Jacksonville, Angier, Atlantic Beach, and Oak Island.

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