12/01/11 Saint Joseph Regional Medical Centerâ€™s Plymouth Family & Internal Medicine (PFIM) will be expanding to a second site in downtown Plymouth. The site is scheduled to open during the first quarter of calendar year 2012. PFIM is part of theSaint JosephPhysician Network (SJPN) which consists of nearly 50 doctors, including specialists, primary care physicians, and pediatricians, at 20 locations throughoutMarshallandSt. JosephCounties.
â€śThis exciting development reinforces Saint Joseph Regional Medical Centerâ€™s mission to provide improved access to quality care for the many folks we serve in Marshall County and the surrounding areas,â€ť said Lori Price, SJRMC/Plymouth President and SJPN Administrator. â€śWith an ever-changing landscape in 21st Century healthcare, the need for additional access to primary care inMarshallCounty is a priority.â€ť
PFIM will expand to the site of the old Madison Center near the intersection of Michigan and Jefferson Streets in Plymouth (209 East Jefferson Street) and will be called â€śPlymouth Family & Internal Medicine Downtown.â€ť PFIM will remain at its current location at the SJRMC/Plymouth Campus.
â€śWith four Physicians and 3 Nurse Practitioners, PFIM is our Networkâ€™s largest primary care site in Plymouth,â€ť said Tod Stillson, M.D. of PFIM. â€śWe have enjoyed significant practice growth creating this need for expansion to two facilities that will continue to provide our community with the quality healthcare it has expected and relied on from us. It is wonderful to be part of this growth and expansion that is allowing greater access to outstanding healthcare in our community.â€ť
PFIM Downtown will support four providers and will initially be staffed by Dr Stillson, Susie Cook, F.N.P., and Lisa Mae, R.N./Dietician. Joel Schumacher, M.D., Craig Miller, M.D., Joe Binfet, M.D., Jackie Eveland, F.N.P., and Jody Joseph, F.N.P. will remain at PFIMâ€™s current location at the SJRMC/Plymouth Campus.
â€śWe look forward to this exciting expansion of PFIM and, as the need for quality healthcare continues to grow, we will look for other ways to provide increased access to care for the many communities we serve,â€ť said Price.