After moving into a facility that is more than double the size than its previous space, Austin Regional Clinic North Austin OB/Gyn has added staff, exam rooms and medical devices to accommodate patients in its new office.
ARC staff and executives on Aug. 27 celebrated the grand opening of its new facility, located at 12201 Renfert Way, Ste. 250, Austin. ARC North Austin OB/Gyn, previously known as ARC Nurture North Austin OB/Gyn, is located inside Medical Oaks Pavilion 1 behind St. David’s North Austin Medical Center.
“It’s closer to a hospital, which is really nice. Our physicians are able to literally walk across the street if they need to be there. We’re right above the surgery center that we use for a lot of surgeries, so we’re really close to a lot of our patients,” said Dianna Lopez, clinic manager of ARC North Austin OB/Gyn.
The expanded clinic space is 7,363 square feet—more than double the size of ARC North Austin OB/Gyn’s previous office, according to ARC officials.
“We’ve grown and moved from a smaller facility. Now, we feel that we’ve arrived,” said Norman Chenven, founding CEO of ARC, at the opening on Aug. 27.
ARC North Austin OB/Gyn’s new space features 15 exam rooms, two procedure rooms and a larger lab, Lopez told Community Impact Newspaper. The new facility also includes ultrasound capabilities with two sonography machines and two full-time sonographers.
The clinic also added an additional full-time physician—Dr. Leah Tatum—to its staff for the opening of the facility. Tatum joins ARC North Austin OB/Gyn from ARC Seton Northwest.
Another new feature of the expanded clinic includes a clothes-on consult room. At its previous space, ARC North Austin OB/Gyn did not have this room. The consult space is a new concept that Lopez said helps patients with anxiety or high stress.
“Some people are having a tough time, so it’s nice to be in a space that’s more comforting,” Lopez said. “We really tried to think of little things we could do that really made a difference.”