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Fire Destroyed Bloomington Lake Clinic except for records

The Bloomington Lake Clinic (BLC) on Bloomington Avenue near Lake Street was destroyed by a fire on Wednesday, March 9. It is an 80-year-old medical clinic serving more than 50,000 patients in greater Minneapolis, The clinic”'s second site is still in full operation at 79th Street and Xerxes Avenue in Bloomington, Minnesota and has taken on all of the staff from their Bloomington Avenue. Here is the Bloomington Lake Clinic”'s update. BLC ROAD TO RECOVERY ”“ UPDATE 1 All physicians and staff from the Lake Street clinic have relocated to and are serving patients from the Xerxes Ave. location. All critical clinical and business systems continue to be operational due to medical records and business systems being hosted off-site. Loss to medical and other records was minimized. Phone services for physicians and staff from the Lake Street clinic have resumed -- all phone numbers are operational and voicemail is expected to be restored soon. Email service was hosted off-site and was unaffected by the fire; however, computers and laptops were lost. Laptops have been restored for critical employees. All other employees are able to access Web mail and computers are being replaced as quickly as possible. “Thank you to everyone in the community who has reached out to us,” said Bob Vogel, administrator of Bloomington Lake Clinic. “We appreciate the outpouring of support during this difficult time. We are committed to providing quality care to patients in this community and are working as quickly as possible to put together a plan of action.” “Most important, we are pleased to report that we are operational from the Xerxes Ave. clinic and our physicians are seeing all patients from this location. Patients can rest assured that we are able to provide the same level of care to them from our Xerxes Ave. location, and that they will be able to reach us,” said Vogel. “We will continue to release additional [...]

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