At the end of April News 25 featured Prairie Spine, with a close look at Dr. Kube and our expansion with Prairie Surgicare. The article and accompanying video may be found below.
In January we told you about a medical facility on Peoria’s North side that was literally expanding to a larger operation. The Prairie Spine and Pain Institute now includes an operating room in the newly added Prairie SurgiCare and offers faster patient services.
Three months ago, Prairie SurgiCare looked less like a surgery facility and more like a foundation. The facility’s manager says, “When you use the right union and skilled labor, boom, done. It made all the difference in the world” Dr. Richard Kube is a spine surgeon and founder of the Prairie Spine and Pain Institute.
Until recently, the institute primarily offered rehabilitative and clinical treatment. Dr. Kube says, “Now we’re also able to do a variety of procedures for patients as well on-site, from small interventional pain procedures to open surgical procedures.” Dr. Kube says they can also schedule patients’ needs from the one location, providing more timely services to get patients back to their jobs. Kube says this is especially helpful for those who require surgery to get back to work.
“If I’m right down the hall it allows me the opportunity to stop in and see the patient two or three times in a day, and it just allows for that much more customized service,” according to Kube. “There’s a lot less lost in translation.”
The facility’s manager Scott Anderson says Prairie SurgiCare was even accredited with a perfect score, an honor he says the staff was quick to celebrate.
“It was a wonderful prize at the end of the project watching all these people work together so closely for literally seven days a week.” While the company has already hired a few additional staff with more on the way, Kube and Anderson also credit Peoria city workers for assisting in quick approval for zoning tests.
“Across the board, we’ve been able to coordinate all of these things with very little notice to the city, and they just did a great job,” Anderson says.
These men say hard work from local sub-contractors, medical suppliers, their own staff and city employees are the real backbone of this expansion.
Source www.cinewsnow.com; Joe Bennett; April 23, 2012.