Leland Medical Clinic Changes Hands: Delta Health Alliance is the New Owner
(Leland, MS) – Delta Health Alliance is the new owner of the Leland Medical Clinic, taking over from Dr. Ned Kronfol. According to Kronfol, “I had been looking to take my career in a different direction but didn’t want to just close the clinic and leave my patients without a convenient place to receive care. When the opportunity came up to sell the clinic to Delta Health Alliance, I knew it was just the right fit.” Kronfol also said that he will remain involved and will serve as a collaborating physician to the clinic staff.
Jane Calhoun is the new clinic director and she will be joined by some new faces and some familiar faces. Dr. Bobby Dale, the Delta Health Alliance Chief Medical Officer, will have regular office hours at the clinic twice a month while Rhonda Potter, the clinic’s new nurse practitioner, will be fulltime at the clinic. Several former employees, Debra Clark and Flora Byrd, both Leland residents, will remain on staff as the Office Manager and Clinic Nurse, respectively. Also, added to the clinic team will be Lula Reece, Clinical Assistant/Community Health Worker, Nastarcia (Star) Allen, Medical Assistant, and Jameshyia Ballard, Registered Dietitian.
According to Calhoun, “The new Leland Medical Clinic will build on what we’ve learned recently from our work with DHA’s affiliated clinics and our previous professional experience.here in the Delta.” In the past, Ms. Calhoun directed the occupational health clinic and rural health clinics for King’s Daughters Hospital, and plans to expand the scope of services currently offered by the Leland clinic. Members of the clinical team have extensive experience in providing health care in the Delta. Most important,” said Calhoun, “we will run the clinic as a patient-centered medical home. This approach involves addressing a patient’s needs through a team approach, focusing on all aspects of a patient’s health, using enhanced technology and chronic disease management. Also, we will install a system of electronic health records that will allow our doctors and nurses to spend more time examining patients and less time on record keeping.”
The clinic will have regular office hours from 8 to 5 on Monday and Wednesday but will have extended hours on Tuesday and Thursday from 8 to 6. The clinic will also be open on Friday mornings. Some of the services will include adult wellness exams, immunizations, pediatric care, preventative health, lab testing, nutritional services, and management of acute and chronic illnesses.
For more information, call the clinic at 662-686-4121.