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Quick Care Weekend Hours Coming January 20, 2024

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Quick Care Weekend Hours Coming January 20, 2024

Myrtue Medical Center is excited to bring a new healthcare option to the community with the launch of the weekend Quick Care Clinic service on January 20th, 2024. Designed for walk-in patients who require same-day appointments, this clinic will provide medical attention for a range of non-life threatening health conditions. Myrtue's Harlan Rural Health Clinic offers Quick Care Clinic services on Saturdays from 8 AM - 4 PM and Sundays from 11 AM - 3 PM. Patients have the option to either walk in or schedule an appointment by calling 712.755.4516.

This new service will provide an additional option for patients who need medical attention over the weekend without having to wait until the following week to see a healthcare provider. Clare Croghan, PA-C, and Nicole Topliff, ARNP, FNP-C, will serve patients on the weekend and join Myrtue Medical Center’s team of family medicine physicians and advanced-level practitioners who serve at Myrtue’s nationally recognized Critical Access Hospital and its medical clinics.

Croghan is a Physician Assistant (PA-C), with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Iowa State University and a Master's of Physician Assistant Studies from Union College PA Program. She is board-certified and excited to start seeing patients at Myrtue's new Quick Care Clinic on weekends and in the evenings during the weekdays. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Croghan is a graduate of Harlan Community High School and currently lives in Harlan with her husband, Brett, and their 6-month-old son, Callahan. “I was born and raised in Shelby County, and I am very excited about the opportunity to work in this community as a provider at Myrtue Medical Center. It is a very special feeling being able to work alongside providers who have taught me so much about medicine and also seeing familiar faces each day. I look forward to extending hours of clinic coverage on the weekends and serving in the community that I have always called home,” said Croghan.

Topliff will join Myrtue Medical Center's Medical Staff and bring over 12 years of experience as a nurse practitioner. Topliff's healthcare journey began in 1988 as a USAF medic during Operation Desert Storm, and it has expanded to over three decades with more than 25 years of total nursing experience. Topliff is dual board-certified in both Family Practice and Mental Health/Psychiatry, which she achieved through the University of Iowa. She continues to work in emergency medicine, on occasion, and provides care to those in need of medication management for their mental health concerns full-time. Topliff will be bringing her family practice and acute care experience to the weekend Quick Care Clinic starting January 20th. "Shelby County citizens, and the surrounding communities of which Myrtue Medical Center serves, are very fortunate to have such an insightful and progressive healthcare system that is responsive to their needs. I look forward to my role in this new venture and in becoming a part of this team," said Topliff.

With the Quick Care Clinic being staffed by Croghan and Topliff, they will be available to treat a variety of health concerns. These may include sprains and strains, broken bones, cold/flu symptoms, earaches, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, seasonal allergies, burns, sore throat, urinary tract infections (UTI), pink eye, rashes and insect bites, among others. However, it is important to note that chronic conditions should be discussed with your primary care physician.

Myrtue Medical Center is committed to providing accessible and high-quality healthcare services to the community. Beginning January 20th, 2024, the new Quick Care Clinic will be open to serve patients on the weekends.