Sudden shock when a clinic closes its doors. Patients and employees left wondering where their records and personal items have been taken.
Last Friday a boss told them Nebraska Men's Clinic would briefly close but four employees found it cleaned out. Clinical Assistant Mandy Rody reacts, "I'm very shocked, upset and hurt."
Nurse Teresa Merrifield adds, "I'm worried about not having a job and being able to pay my bills."
Allowed in by the landlord the employees can't find personal items.
Mandy says, " My late husband’s picture and its gone." But they're shocked a few patient chart tabs left behind.
Fact Finders found one tab not only has the patient’s name and birth date but what the drug they're taking.
Open just over a month the clinic had 8-15 clients a day. The office manager says many paid up front. Katie Halsted says, "Starting from about a thousand to four thousand dollars for a package.
Inside exam rooms are bare and equipment is not all that's gone.
Mandy Rody says, "All the medical records were back here in a file cabinet and that's gone."
Nearby Midwest Men's Clinic is helping a dozen clients from the closed clinic.Kevin Meuret from Midwest Men's Clinic says, "We have to start from scratch without their records that takes a lot of work on our part but it’s worth it so they get the care they need."
Employees left wondering about their jobs are shocked the clinic helping men's endurance lasted just a few weeks.
An attorney for the clinic owners, who are in another state, says problems with the building forced a move out and search for another space.
But the landlord Ted Seldin, a long time property manager in Omaha says the structure is in good shape. There had been a little water damage after a June storm but his crew quickly made repairs. Employees say business was not affected. Seldin calls the claim of building problems an excuse.
The corporate attorney for the closed Nebraska Men's Clinic would not comment on patient records.