Nebraska Methodist College Unveils State-of-the-Art Mobile Clinic
- Date: November 9, 2016
- Author: NMC Public Relations
Healthcare hits the road with the Grand Opening of the brand new Mobile Diabetes Center on November 10. The result of a partnership between NMC and the Cosmopolitan Club's Cornbelt Diabetes Connection, the MDC brings vital health screening services to areas in need.
Omaha, Nebraska- On November 10, a longtime fixture of the community will receive an upgrade that has been in the works for years.
Nebraska Methodist College and the Cosmopolitan Club's Cornbelt Diabetes Connection will host the public's first look at the all-new Mobile Diabetes Center. The grand opening event will take place on NMC's Josie Harper Campus at 4 PM with a ceremony that features a ribbon-cutting and exclusive tours of the state-of-the-art mobile facility led by the same nursing students who conduct screening services out in the field.
More than a mere remodel, this latest iteration of the MDC is a brand new vehicle built from the ground up with community healthcare in mind.
"I'm extraordinarily proud of the work that's been done to modernize the MDC," said Jillian Sisson, dean of Professional Development and Community Partnerships at NMC. "The technologies we have in place will allow us to better serve those portions of the population that could most benefit from the testing and educational offerings we provide. With this new clinic, we finally have a mobile unit suited to the skills and compassion that are the signature of any student who receives a Nebraska Methodist College education."
The Mobile Diabetes Center includes a number of features new to the MDC as well as upgrades to those services previously available:
- Diabetes screenings
- Health education
- Foot care
- Lead testing
- Wellness assessments
- Flu vaccinations
- Blood pressure
- Vision check
- And more
All services are available to both children and adults. Spanish-language service is also available. Test results remain confidential and all patients receive referrals for follow-up care at welcoming places in the community.
Following the ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of the unit, attendees are invited to an Open House at the new 501 Center, the latest expansion to the NMC campus.
About Nebraska Methodist College
The Omaha, Nebraska-based Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health - the Josie Harper Campus has been teaching the meaning of care for 125 years and counting. An affiliate of Methodist Health System, NMC offers certificate, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees both on campus and online. Nebraska Methodist College is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.