Butler County Times Gazette
  • SBA announces Bland to join Augusta practice

  • Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital announced Steve Bland, PA, long-time Augusta healthcare provider, will be joining the hospital in the newly established Susan B. Allen Clinic, located in the SBA Immediate Care facility on West 7th St. in Augusta.
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  • Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital announced Steve Bland, PA, long-time Augusta healthcare provider, will be joining the hospital in the newly established Susan B. Allen Clinic, located in the SBA Immediate Care facility on West 7th St. in Augusta.
    Bland has been providing healthcare in Augusta for many years. He began his career with Drs. Anderson and Barber in the mid-1970s. He has remained in the same practice through two ownership changes – first to the Wichita Clinic and most recently to the Via Christi Clinic. Via Christi announced recently the Augusta office would be closing on June 27.
    “Augusta is my home. I enjoy my patient relationships, as well as the many friendships I’ve made throughout my years here,” said Bland. “I was pleased that Susan B. Allen contacted me and offered me the opportunity to continue providing care here in Augusta at their new facility.”
    The Susan B. Allen Clinic will be located in the Susan B. Allen Immediate Care facility which opened earlier this year at 401 W. 7th St. in downtown Augusta.
    The facility was designed to accommodate the SBA Immediate Care services as well as a physician’s office. The SBA Immediate Care service will continue to operate seven days a week from 3 to 9:30 p.m. The new Susan B. Allen Clinic will occupy the west half of the facility, and although an opening date of the Susan B. Allen Clinic has not been finalized at this time, it is expected to open this summer. The Susan B. Allen Clinic will be open during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.
    “We are delighted that we are able to provide this service to the Augusta area, and that we were able to provide the service with someone like Steve who’s been a part of the community for such a long time,” said Gayle Arnett, president and CEO at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. “When Steve and I began talking, it was apparent that his beliefs of providing healthcare locally fit those of Susan B. Allen’s, and it was an opportunity for us to expand beyond the Immediate Care services we’re providing in our Augusta facility. Steve has been an asset to Augusta for many years, and we’re happy he’s agreed to become part of our Susan B. Allen team – providing care to the people in Augusta and surrounding areas.”
    The Susan B. Allen Clinic is a department of Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado. Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit, general acute care hospital that includes a 24-hour physician staffed emergency department, a home health agency, a dialysis center and a cancer center. The hospital is governed by a local board of citizens, and is accredited by the Joint Commission and is an Accredited Chest Pain Center.
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