Officials from Wilson Memorial Hospital and the Village of Botkins recently met to formally sign the contract to proceed with the opening of a physician office in Botkins.
“I am pleased to announce that Wilson Memorial will be opening a medical practice in Botkins,” said Tom Boecker, president and CEO. “Our team has been working with the Village over the past several months and we look forward to offering quality healthcare services to the community.”
The family practice will be staffed and managed by Wilson Care, Inc. (WCI), the hospital’s physician network. WCI currently has 22 medical providers in the network with offices located throughout Shelby County.
“With the opening of the Botkins practice, our number of employed physicians will increase to 23 providers,” said Boecker. “I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Teresa Trygstad has agreed to care for the patients at the Botkins office.”
Dr. Trygstad is no stranger to the area. Most recently, she has been practicing medicine on the courtesy staff at the hospital and helps fill in at some of the WCI offices throughout the area. Dr. Trygstad earned her medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri followed by residency and internship training through Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus. Dr. Trygstad is a member of the American Osteopathic Association as well as the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. She is married to Dr. Michael Trygstad, a WCI physician with a practice located in Jackson Center.
The Botkins office is set to open mid-June and will be located adjacent to the Public Library on Lynn Street (the former Village Council Chambers).
“I am very pleased to see our vision of having a doctor’s office in Botkins become a reality,” said Jesse Kent, village administrator. “We have been working diligently with Wilson Memorial on this project and could not be more pleased with the final outcome. I’m confident that the town of Botkins along with some of the surrounding communities will greatly benefit from this partnership.”