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CELEBRATING 40 YEARS • QUALITY HEALTHCARE • ACCESS for ALL OPEN DOOR Community Health Centers SPOTLIGHT: Northcountry Prenatal Services Parent, Professional, Partner, Patient L isa Stromme Rine, an Open Door patient, is a civil engineer specializing Open Door at Forty Herrmann Spetzler, Ceo hen Cheyenne and I moved to the north coast in 1977, we thought it was a good place to spend a few years. I knew I was joining an organization scraping for every dollar and pinching every penny, but the committed people who began Humboldt Open Door Clinic in 1971 were convincing: there wasn’t enough access to health care on the North Coast and we could do something to change that. Forty years later, we still have that original clinic, and we’ve added nine more clinic sites. Under the banner of Open Door Community Health Centers, we serve folks from Garberville to Gasquet. Last year at least one out of every four residents of Humboldt and Del Norte Counties was served by Open Door. To visit one of our clinics is to see every segment of the population living on the north coast. We have matured and our patients W continued on page 8 ➤ in water resources, working at SHN Consulting Engineers & Geologists, Inc. in Eureka. When Lisa became pregnant with her first child in 2006, she sought her prenatal and obstetrics care from NorthCountry Clinic in Arcata. “NorthCountry has a history and a reputation as a clinic dedicated to excellence. I was glad that I could rely on the quality of a comprehensive program rather than trying to shop private practices.” As a busy professional Lisa appreciated that the clinic was efficient, her appointments prompt and when she required more than the routine, her providers spent the extra time to answer her questions and address her concerns. Lisa felt confident in the care she received. “I really appreciated the continued on page 5 ➤ Lisa Stromme Rine with sons Dorian and Becker (infant) SPOTLIGHT: Humboldt Open Door Clinic The Door is Open hen Maile Cortez and her husband moved to Arcata ten years ago, they worried about how to manage their significant medical concerns. They saw Humboldt Open Door Clinic (HODC), walked through the front door and found the right place. The respect and care that the Cortez’ received convinced Maile that they had found their home. “The care here is tailored to meet our needs. The clinic staff has gone out of its way to be sure patient needs are met; we feel like we are a part of our own medical team.” Maile feels that there is a family-like relationship with their health care provider. When Maile’s husband, who has W continued on page 2 ➤ Patients Madilynn, Josh, and Lilah Durham in the waiting room at HODC OPEN DOOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS SPECIAL SECTION • THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011 1

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