By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent
The Women’s Medical Center in Clovis recently expanded its facility with the addition of seven examination rooms.
At 2000 W. 21st St., the center celebrated its extra 2,000 square feet — to 13,000 now — with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception on Friday.
“Now we have a total of 23 exam rooms and we’ve got three people doing ultrasounds right now,” said Kathy Teston, office manager for the Women’s Medical Center. “And we’ve added a new bone-density machine. It’s pretty much a state-of-the-art system.”
Testom added that the extra exam rooms are already cutting down on the waiting time for the center’s patients.
“We were cramped. We had eight providers — which is a combination of doctors, nurse practitioners and nurse midwives — having to share rooms,” Teston said. “Now it’s streamlined so patients don’t have to wait as long.”
The Women’s Medical Center now has 32 employees. Kristi Capps, who conducts ultrasound and bone-density tests, is the newest ultrasonographer housed at the facility.
“It’s awesome. I have worked in the hospital since I graduated from X-ray school and worked every imaginable shift,” Capps said. “The atmosphere here is great. There’s pressure here too, but it’s just different.”