Blue River Family Medicine Moves to New Location in East Manhattan; Announces arrival of new physician in August

on May 9, 2019

In July of last year, the Manhattan Surgical Hospital responded to a local shortage of primary care physicians by opening Blue River Family Medicine.  Since July, the family practice clinic has operated at a temporary location in West Manhattan.  Today, Blue River Family Medicine is announcing its planned relocation of the clinic to a new building on May 13th 2019.

The new, permanent office location will be 8301 Positano Drive, Manhattan, KS 66502. The location is directly east of Manhattan, across the Big Blue River bridge, just off of Highway 24 on the north side of the highway, across from the Heritage South business district. 

At the new location, Blue River Family Medicine plans to house at least four family physicians and a number of physician assistants and nurse practitioners.  The current line-up of providers includes family physicians Dr. Karen Graves and Dr. Steffen Shamburg, as well as Physician Assistant, Myra Wilson.  This summer, the practice will add another family physician, Dr. Del Rey, who is relocating from the Haysville, Kansas area.

 “What an outstanding moment for the Blue River physicians and staff, and their patients,” said Chris Stipe, Chief Executive Officer, Manhattan Surgical Hospital.  “The new clinic is absolutely beautiful, as well as functional for patients.  We look forward to the continued growth of the medical practice as more patients get to know our talented providers and staff at this permanent location,” Stipe added.

The new clinic building offers approximately 10,000 sq feet of space, with 19 spacious patient exam rooms.  The new office will allow the practice to offer additional services to patients, including an expansion of lab services, including blood draws, and the addition of x-ray services.  The clinic represents an investment of over three million dollars in the community. 

Clinic Administrator, Erin Plummer, BSN, commented, “We aim to improve the patient experience in this new, state-of-the-art facility while continuing the same personal service that our patients have come to expect from Blue River Family Medicine.  We are looking forward to seeing our patients in our new home!”

If you are currently a patient of Blue River Family Medicine, the clinic will close its offices in West Manhattan at 3pm, Wednesday May 8th. The office will remain closed to visitors until Monday morning May 13th at 8am, when Blue River Family Medicine will open for the first time at the new location.  The clinic phone number will remain the same, 785-587-0570.  The clinic is currently accepting new patients.