Published On: Thu, May 29th, 2014

Osmond Family Practice open house slated for June 4

Residents of the area will have an opportunity to tour the recently-remodeled Osmond Family Practice clinic and meet the staff members. An open house will be held at the clinic at 418 North State Street on Wednesday, June 4, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cookies and coffee will be served, compliments of Osmond Community Club. At present, the clinic hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is anticipated that Thursday hours will be added in the near future.

The clinic was purchased last year by Osmond General Hospital from Dr. David F. Johnson Jr. who retired after 45 years of service to the community. Dr. Corey Harthoorn began serving patients in the outreach clinic at the hospital Nov. 11 of last year. The medical clinic was remodeled and, on Nov. 18, everything used from the outreach clinic office was packed up and moved. Dr. Harthoorn began his practice at the clinic on April 21 of this year. He was joined at that time by Heather Warren, PA-C.

Dr. Harthoorn indicated plans are for the clinic to provide a full scope of family medicine from infants to the elderly, treating all diseases. Referrals can also be made to specialists. New patients are welcome and former clinic patients are welcome to return.

The exterior of the clinic remains about the same as it was. The interior underwent a complete facelift with separate office provided Dr. Harthoorn and Heather.

A native of Orange City, IA, Dr. Harthoorn was born and raised in that community and attended Northwestern College there. It was there that he met his wife, Sharon, a native of McCook. Medical school took him to the University of Iowa where he completed the program in 1997. His residence and family practice training took place in Mason City, IA, and he graduated in 2000. After four years at Norfolk Family Medicine, in 2004, the family traveled to Lilongwe, Malawi, in southeastern Africa. He completed two four-year commitments with Serving in Missions there with a one-year furlough in between. Making plans to return to the U.S. on furlough, he began to explore options to practice in the States and contacted Osmond General Hospital where he was subsequently hired. The Harthoorns, who make their home in Norfolk, have three children, Kaitlin, Breanna and Caleb.

Heather was born and raised in Norfolk and graduated from Norfolk Senior High School. She attended Concordia University at Seward for her undergraduate work. She then went to University of Nebraska Medical Center for physician assistant training for 28 months, graduating in December of 2013. She is married to Adam Warren, also a Norfolk native who is employed with his parents’ business, Warren Garage Doors. Heather enjoyed dance growing up and continues an interest in zumba today along with running and cooking. She said he was looking to come back to Norfolk for a practice and a physician suggested Osmond. She loves the small community, she said, and it’s an easy enough drive from Norfolk to Osmond.

Four other individuals complete the clinic staff. Debbie Sporleder, who lives between Osmond and Pierce, is the clinic nurse. A licensed practical nurse (LPN) she graduated from Pierce High School and then did her nurses training at Northeast Community College. She was employed at Osmond General Hospital for 15 years as an LPN. Her husband, Ed, is employed the Pierce County roads department. Among her hobbies are trick training horses, playing the guitar and singing.

Kelli Sporleder is the office manager and will do insurance and billing for the clinic. She is a graduate of Pierce High School and Northeast Community College. She lives in Randolph and has two children, Brianna and Landon. She enjoys spending time with her children, being outdoors and walking.

Markie Christiansen is the admissions clerk, working at the front desk, admitting patients and scheduling appointments. She graduated from Central Community College in Columbus with a degree in business administration-business technology. Upon graduation, she moved bacl to her home in rural Plainview. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family.

Serving as health information clerk is Candice Gansebom, who does transcription and coding. She graduated from Randolph High School and Central Community College. She lives in Osmond with her husband, Gabe, and daughter, Rylan. The have a dog, Sandy.

Hospital CEO Celine Mlady said she is excited for the community to see the updated building and meet the Osmond Family Practice staff.