By Sadie Hunter
Kroger, it’s Little Clinic subsidiary and St.Vincent will be joining forces to expand healthcare offerings in Hamilton Co. by connecting St.Vincent doctors and nurses to 10 clinics.
On May 13, representatives from the organizations met to make the announcement at the recently updated and expanded Kroger at 161st Street and Spring Mill Road in Westfield.
Little Clinics – first opened in the Indianapolis are in 2014 – are retail health clinic that operate within some Kroger stores across the nation.
The collaboration boasts a partnership between 10 Little Clinics and more than 16,000 healthcare professionals from St.Vincent.
St.Vincent is a member of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and not-for-profit health system. The Little Clinic retail health clinics operate within select Kroger stores throughout the nation.
A joint statement released from St.Vincent and The Little Clinic said whether someone needs the convenience of The Little Clinic for a minor illness or a cardiologist for a heart condition, The Little Clinic and St. Vincent will work together to help make those connections easier within the community.
“This type of partnership and relationship allows us to move further into the neighborhoods and fill all of those care gaps that we experience as healthcare costs are rising,” St.Vincent CEO Jonathan Nalli said at the official announcement. “We appreciate the work that The Little Clinic has done because we are advancing how we reach out to consumers, how we connect with them to develop those relationships … With great relationships in healthcare, the people will remain closer to home for all of their necessary care.”
Little Clinic locations in Hamilton Co. can be found at 150 W. 161st St. in Westfield and 1217 S. Range Line Rd. in Carmel. Both are open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. No appointment is necessary. For more, visit thelittleclinic.com.