Relocated state-of-the-art clinic expands community and care offerings and features innovative clinic for seniors
North Memorial Health opened the doors to its new state-of-the-art Blaine location on October 10, 2022. The relocated North Memorial Health Clinic – Blaine has been intentionally designed to serve the Blaine community, with expanded community spaces and service offerings.
“We are incredibly excited about our new Blaine clinic, which will bring a strong emphasis on community-minded healthcare in Blaine, with care resources under one roof,” said Mary Beth McDonald, chief operating officer, Blaze Health. “In addition to better serving our patients, the clinic will offer our team members the opportunity to deliver care in an efficient, modern environment.”
The Blaine clinic will also house a first-of-its-kind clinic in Minnesota, the North Memorial Health Senior Clinic – Blaine, dedicated to senior care in the Blaine community and surrounding area for Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage members ages 65 and up. All other services in the new North Memorial Health Clinic – Blaine will be open to the public, regardless of an individual’s insurance provider.
The senior clinic will be led by Dr. Thomas R. Barringer, who previously worked at the Blaine clinic location as a family medicine provider. In his new position, Dr. Barringer will lead a new model of patient care, focused on the optimal health and well-being of seniors, managing patients’ health needs and coordinating care and benefits with a team of specialists.
“At Blue Cross, we want all Medicare Advantage members to get the personalized support and information they need to be at their healthy best,” said Jeff Snegosky, vice president of Medicare for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. “The senior clinic offers our MA enrollees in the Blaine area a new opportunity to coordinate their care with their health plan coverage. We’re excited to be part of this great new facility with North Memorial Health.”
In addition to new and expanded primary and urgent care offerings, the Blaine clinic will also include new imaging and cardio rehabilitation services, and expanded infusion therapy treatments, rheumatology, cardiology and endocrinology services.
Learn more about the new location and schedule an appointment at northmemorial.com/built-for-blaine/.
About North Memorial Health
At North Memorial Health, we are on a mission to change healthcare. We’re delivering unmatched customer service and empowering our patients throughout the Twin Cities to achieve their best health. North Memorial Health provides access to high-quality, low-cost care throughout the Twin Cities through its medical transportation services and two hospitals – North Memorial Health Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital. North Memorial Health Clinics which include primary care, specialty care and hospice are part of a joint venture with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota that is transforming the healthcare experience for consumers. Across the North Memorial Health system, 900+ doctors and 5,000+ team members are dedicated to delivering a more connected experience for our patients.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
For nearly 90 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (bluecrossmn.com) has supported the health, wellbeing and peace of mind of our members by striving to ensure equitable access to high quality care at an affordable price. Our 2.7 million members can be found in every Minnesota county, all 50 states and on four continents. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.