FAIRMONT – United Hospital District, Inc. (UHD) and Smart Clinic of Fairmont announced that UHD has completed the acquisition of Smart Clinic’s medical practice, as of Friday, June 22, with a transition date of Monday, July 16, 2018.
Dr. Timothy Bachenberg, owner of Smart Clinic, will be joining UHD and will begin seeing patients at UHD’s Fairmont Clinic, located at 221 East 1st Street, effective July 19. “This new arrangement with UHD will allow me to better serve the needs of my patients in Fairmont and the surrounding communities. This new venture will also provide Smart Clinic patients access to UHD’s various specialties and resources offered here in Fairmont.”
The acquisition of Smart Clinic fits into UHD’s mission to provide exceptional health care to the communities they serve, as close to home as possible, and supports the organization’s patient-centered care philosophy. “Our skilled physicians, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, and staff members are genuinely committed to providing excellent medical care. Having Smart Clinic as a part of UHD allow us to provide services to many more patients,” said Rick Ash, CEO of UHD. “This is an investment in our local health care and represents an important strategic opportunity to offer a wider array of services to the people of Fairmont and the surrounding communities, closer to their home.”
The Smart Clinic location at Fairmont’s Five Lakes Center will be closing as of July 13. To make appointments with Dr. Bachenberg patients should call the UHD Fairmont Clinic at 507-238-1287.