The flu bug hitting Clinton and DeWitt County combined with the opening of the Walk-In Clinic at Warner Hospital and Health Service's Family Medicine Center was a perfect storm, and it's resulted in a healthy financial bottom line.
CEO Paul Skowron says the opening of the Walk-In Clinic came right at the same time the flu intensified in Clinton and DeWitt County and resulted in January is one of the strongest months in the history of the hospital.
New customers have made up 20-percent of the Walk-In clinic's patients and Skowron hopes to continue to bring new customers to the clinic when the next wave of immediate care needs arrives.
Skowron feels the City-owned entity has laid a great foundation of services for bringing new patients to their facility. He feels there's plenty of things that can be serviced in Clinton.
After Skowron thought the flu bug had peaked, he indicates volume at the Walk-In Clinic has remained strong.