OakLeaf Clinics is set to expand its presence in the US state of Wisconsin by opening new healthcare facilities in Cornell, Menomonie, Ladysmith, and Rice Lake.  

This strategic expansion is set to provide residents of Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, and Rusk Counties with continued access to trusted healthcare services. 

It will increase OakLeaf Clinics’ presence to 11 locations, with three clinics occupying former Prevea facilities.  

OakLeaf Clinics, part of the OakLeaf Medical Network, has also hired Prevea physicians, medical staff nurse practitioners across these four new locations. 

In Cornell, OakLeaf Clinics has recruited Prevea’s nurse practitioner (NP) Kelsey Meyer along with team, and has taken over the lease of the clinic, which is located at 320 N 7th Street. It is set to open on 1 May 2024.  

Similarly, in Ladysmith, Drs Joel DeKrey and Samantha Runstrom, and NP Amanda Crabb have been hired, while OakLeaf has also signed a long-term lease for the clinic building which was purchased by Rusk County from Prevea.  

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This clinic, located at 1101 Lake Ave, West, is also opening on 1 May 2024. 

At the Menomonie location, which includes Clinic and Urgent Care, OakLeaf Clinics has recruited Kristen Rubenzer and is actively adding more staff.  

This clinic, situated at 2919 Stout Road, is scheduled to open on 6 May 2024.  

Additionally, the Rice Lake clinic has hired Kaley Wilson and Bailey Yeager, and will initially operate from 1024 N Main Street, opening on 13 May 2024. 

Besides, OakLeaf Clinics has welcomed Steve Steinmetz to its Family Medicine practice in Chippewa Falls, and Victoria Vande Zande to the Internal Medicine practice in Eau Claire.  

With these new hires and the upcoming clinic openings, OakLeaf Clinics aims to address the healthcare gap in Western Wisconsin region.  

The network is also planning to introduce urgent care services in Chippewa Falls soon. 

OakLeaf Clinics president Chris Longbella said: “We moved quickly to fill the healthcare needs in these communities with talented providers with deep connections to their communities and help ensure a seamless continuity of care for patients no longer able to access the HSHS/Prevea system.”