November 22, 2011
St. John's Medical Center announces the seasonal opening of St. John's Clinic at Teton Village, conveniently located at the Cody House near the Bridger Gondola. The Clinic, open daily from November 26, 2011 through April 8, 2012, provides urgent and emergency medical care to Jackson Hole locals as well as winter visitors. Walk-ins are welcome from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm, seven days a week.
For 2011 - 12, the Clinic is under the medical direction of Adam Johnson, MD, from the St. John's Medical Center Emergency Department. The staff includes physicians who are board certified in Emergency Medicine, physician assistant, nurse practitioner and other clinical and registration personnel.
One of the most valuable ways the Clinic administers emergency care for sports injuries and other trauma is with digital X-ray. Experts can take digital X-ray images on site. Then, a St. John's radiologist can read them in real time at the hospital. Digital x-rays also allow doctors to examine a patient's exam while the patient is being transported, when necessary, to the hospital in town. "By the time a patient arrives at St. John's Medical Center, Emergency Department doctors already have a picture of what's going on, which expedites treatment," says St. John's Physician Services Director Jim Berrett.
The Clinic is available to assist with less serious medical needs as well. These ailments, common to travelers, include altitude sickness, dehydration, flu and gastrointestinal illness.
For more information about St. John's Clinic at Teton Village, call 739-7346 or visit villageclinic.tetonhospital.org.