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.”