Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter and County Commissioner Kevin Overmyer appeared on WTCA’s “What’s Your Opinion Show” Monday morning to announce that Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital is opening a clinic in Plymouth. 

The clinic will open at 1904 Lake Avenue, the medical office formerly occupied by Dr. Patel, between Alick’s Home Medical and Michiana Eye Center. 

Senter and Overmyer said they and members of an ad hock committee have been meeting for more than a year with concerns about what has been happening concerning medical services in the county.  For the last four or five months they have been meeting with Lynn Mergen, CEO of Lutheran in K-County. 

Complete details haven’t been released from Lutheran, but Overmyer and Senter said initial plans are to open a family practice clinic next Monday, May 15th.  It’s anticipated there will be a doctor at the facility 3½ days a week until this fall when Lutheran plans to hire a full-time doctor for the Plymouth clinic.    

An invitation-only ribbon cutting, and open house are planned for Tuesday, May 16th at 4 p.m.

WTCA anticipates a press release about Lutheran Health Network’s new venture into Marshall County later today.  Stay-tuned for more news.