PAHCS looks at buying Dreyling clinic

This article submitted by Peter Jacobson on 12/1/98.

The possible purchase of Dr. Roger Dreylingís clinic building on Lake Avenue was a topic of discussion at the Paynesville Area Health Care System [PAHCS] Board of Directors meeting last week.

The Dreyling clinic building has been sitting empty since the fall of 1997, when Dr. Dreyling sold his practice to PAHCS. This sale included Dreylingís patient charts and all of his equipment, but not the clinic building itself.

Dr. Randy Jacklitch, Jacklitch Chiropractic Clinic, had expressed interest several months ago in becoming involved with PAHCS and the development of a complementary medicine clinic. Recent discussions about this possibility have involved Dr. Jacklitch, Dr. Dreyling, and Drs. Solum and Sult from the Paynesville Medical Group.

The PAHCS board decided to study and pursue the purchase of the clinic from Dr. Dreyling. A committee of board members Don Anderson, Doug Ruhland, Grace Peteler and Dr. Tom Sult, along with administrator Willie LaCroix, will be meeting with Dr. Dreyling to work on the details.

ďMore in depth complementary medicine is going to be the wave of the future,Ē Don Anderson, PAHCS board member, said.

Willie La Croix, administrator, stated that the vote to join the hospital district in the city of Richmond passed in the recent general election. The vote was 309 in favor and 307 against.

The next step to get Richmond in the district will be to enact special legislation at the state level allowing Richmond to join. The special legislation is needed because Richmond is not contiguous to the current district.

In other business, the board:
ēnoted the re-election of Grace Peteler, Mel Jones, Dr. Mike Hansen, and Don Thomes to the PAHCS board.

ēextended provisional privileges for Ronald Wolter, LICSW [psychology], to the ancillary staff for three months.

ēnoted the FYE auditorís report will be presented at the December 23, 1998, meeting.

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