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2014 Northeast Oregon

& Wellness Your reference guide to the resources and activities available for healthy living in Northeast Oregon.

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ealth care makes the headlines nearly every day, especially now that every person in the United States is required to have insurance as of Jan. 1, 2014. As a result, the face of health


care is changing — Cover Oregon is a marketplace where anyone can shop and compare insurance plans. Depending on income, applicants may be eligible for tax credits, which reduce the cost of the monthly premium.

Clinics are also evolving — most notably qualifying as a Patient Centered Primary Care Home. Inside these pages are stories about changes to local health care, as well as the contact information for clinics and hospitals.

Cover Oregon ........................... 4 Saint Alphonsus-Baker City ....... 6 Grande Ronde Hospital ............. 8 St. Luke's Clinic EOMA .............. 10 Wallowa Memorial Hospital ...... 12 Baker Co. medical providers...... 14

Photo by Lisa Britton

Carpal tunnel surgery at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City.

Union Co. medical providers.......18 Wallowa Co. medical providers...22 Oncologist Dr. Bronstein.............24 Saint Alphonsus Express Care.... 26 Immunization information ........ 28 Resources for veterans ............. 32 Medical homes .......................... 34 Sleep disorders ......................... 36

Photo by Lisa Britton

St. Luke's Clinic in Baker City offers chemotherapy every other Wednesday.

The Eastern Oregon Health and Wellness Guide is published by the Baker City Herald and The Observer. • • 1

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Hospital Grande Ronde Hospital....... inside front cover Obsidian Urgent Care.............................. 25 Doctors Center for Human Development................ 14 Eagle Cap Clinic................................. 5, 39 Family Wellness....................................... 13 Motion Orthopedics................................. 11 Michael Rushton...................................... 11 St. Alphonsus.................................. 3, 9, 15 Sinus Center.............................................. 9 Dental Elkhorn Denture...................................... 17 Dr. Stephen Koza.................................... 19 Dr. James McMahan................................ 17 Seabrite Dental....................................... 19 Sleep Specialist Oregon Sleep Specialist........................... 21 Ear, Nose, Thoat Allergy Clinic.......................................... 15 Dr. Petrusek.............................................. 5 Psychology Blue Mountain Associates......................... 21 Rehab Evergreen Health..................................... 23 Anita Swartz........................................... 13 HEARING SERVICES Eastern Oregon Audiology....................... 10 Chiropractors Family Wellness....................................... 13 Grande Ronde Chiropractic...................... 11 Massage Therapist Combe's Wellness Center......................... 19 Michelle Fouts......................................... 39 Gold Heart Massage............................... 39 Skin Specialist Snake River Dermatology......................... 21 Senior Living Alpine House.......................................... 25 Community Connections..... inside back cover Wildflower Lodge.................................... 27 Midwife No Place Like Home................................ 13


Home Health Care Heart & Home....................................... 23 Pharmacy Baker City Pharmacy.............................. 21 Vision Baker Vision........................................... 7 Eagle Optical........................................ 28 Home Remedy Norco................................................... 23 Insurance Clarke & Clarke..................................... 35 North Wind Assoc................................. 29 Abuse Prevention/Support New Directions Northwest...................... 40 Shelter from the Storm...................... 31, 33 Substance Abuse Treatment Grande Ronde Recovery.......................... 28 New Directions Northwest....................... 25 Exercise Anthony Lakes........................................ 37 Anytime Fitness........................... back cover Baker YMCA.......................................... 37 Barefoot Wellness................................... 31 Grande Ronde Fitness............................. 31 Family Support Baker County Health Dept....................... 29 Baker County Prevention Coalition............33 Baker County Veterans............................ 35 Building Healthy Families........................ 40 CASA.................................................... 33 MayDay................................................. 39 Molly Attwater........................................ 39 New Directions Northwest....................... 37 Rachel Pregnancy Center......................... 39 Personal Care Electrolysis by Robin............................... 39 Grocery Baker Co-op.......................................... 35 Nature's Pantry...................................... 29 Family Les Schwab........................................... 40


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Cover Oregon

By Lisa Britton


over Oregon is an online marketplace where Oregonians can find and purchase health insurance. It went live Oct. 1, but many were required to apply on paper due to issues with the website. The marketplace was developed to enable a certain group to find health insurance — those who are uninsured, who buy insurance on their own or small businesses with fewer than 50 employees. By inputing income information and household size, the website brings up insurance plans ranging in price in a format that makes it easy to compare premiums and coverage. Through Cover Oregon, individuals

There is still time to find health insurance through Cover Oregon, which is open to applications through March 31. Simply go online to and complete an application. After it is processed, you will receive an eligibility notice and enrollment packet. The next step is to find and choose the plan you want.

Need help? Call an application assister: • Baker County: 541-524-9050 • Union County: 541-963-1950 • Wallowa County: 541-426-4502

can check on eligibility for the Oregon Health Plan, as well as a cost-sharing option in the form of tax credits that reduce the monthly premium. The first step is to fill out an appli-

cation, which enables Cover Oregon to determine what type of benefits you are eligible for. Local "application assisters" are available to help complete the paperwork.

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Saint Alphonsus

Photo by Lisa Britton

Dr. Eric Sandefur and Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City have received a five-star award in hip fracture treatment from Healthgrades, a national registry where people can search for ratings on hospitals and doctors.


ocated in Baker City, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Baker City is a healthcare organization that provides the continuum from acute to long-term care services. Saint Alphonsus serves Baker County and surrounding areas. As a part of Trinity Health and the Saint Alphonsus Health System, Saint Alphonsus - Baker City is able to benefit from their relationship with one of the largest Catholic healthcare providers in the United States. However, because all administrative control is based locally, they are also able to respond to the needs of the community in a timely manner. The hospital has a dedicated board of directors and a dedicated foundation board of directors. Misson

We serve together in Trinity Health, in the spirit of the gospel, to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities, and to steward the resources entrusted to us.

3325 Pocahontas Road, Baker City 541-523-6461 Billie Ruth Bootsma Clinic The Billie Ruth Bootsma Clinic opened in September 2011 in a remodeled section of St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City to provide infusion services, including: chemotherapy, pain managment, IV hydration, blood transfusions, allergy injections, wound care, treatment for chronic illnesses, central line catheter care. On Fridays, Dr. Maynard Bronstein, an oncologist and hematologist who lives in La Grande, travels to Baker City to see patients, saving them a trip out of town. For more information about the clinic, call 541-523-8112.


The Trinity Health Core Values are fundamental and reflect the philosophy of the organization. They form the basis for the organization’s spiritual center. They are the connection for finding meaning and purpose. Our values provide the standards for evaluation. They are non-negotiable 6

and freely chosen and will stand the test of time: ■■ Respect ■■ Social justice ■■ Compassion ■■ Care of the poor and underserved ■■ Excellence


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Grande Ronde Hospital

900 Sunset Drive La Grande 541-963-8421


rande Ronde Hospital is a not-for-profit, 25-bed Critical Access Hospital (CAH). In addition to the hospital and its range of diagnostic, surgical and therapeutic outpatient services, the main facility also houses the Regional Hematology and Oncology Clinic, the Family Birthing Center, the Rehabilitation Therapy Department and Gym, and the Home Care Services Department which includes Home Health Services and Hospice Care. Grande Ronde Hospital is the only hospital in Union County. It is one of the top employers in northeast Oregon, with more than 500 employees. Mission

We will ensure access to high quality, cost-effective health care in a safe, customer-friendly environment for all those in need of our services.


We will be recognized as a premier small and rural health system based on the quality of our clinical services and effective outcomes, the competency and compassion of our staff, our application of technologies, our financial stability and value of services, our creative and skillful leadership, and our emphasis on community need, health promotion, patient education and disease prevention.

Phil Bullock/Observer photo

Troy Juniper, Grande Ronde Hospital imaging services manager, shows off one of two remodeled ultrasound suites at GRH. For a listing of Union County's medical providers, please see page 18.



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St. Luke's Clinic

Photo by Lisa Britton

Ryan Zimmerly prepares chemotheraphy drugs in a special room at St. Luke's Clinic in Baker City.The specialty clinic is associated with Mountain StatesTumor Institute (MSTI).


n 2012, St. Luke’s Clinic-Eastern Oregon Medical Associates doubled its size to make room for major expansion and modernization of its operations and services. The changes included a larger staff, more visiting specialists, modern equipment, electronic medical records, and a physical structure that supports a team approach in managing patient care. The expanded area (about 16,000 square feet) houses a staff of 55 employees, including 11 providers (six doctors, three physician assistants, and two nurse practitioners). Services available in the specialty

wing include: urology, pulmonology, cardiology, nephrology, oncology, coumadin clinics, a mammography mobile van, and a van provided by Mountain States Tumor Institute to drive patients to Fruitland daily for radiation treatments. In July 2013, the chemotherapy clinic, offering treatments every other Wednesday.


he clinic is a Patient Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH), and has been recognized as a Tier 3 PCPCH by the State of Oregon and as one of the 30 model practices by the Robert Wood 10

3950 17th St. Baker City 541-523-1001 Hours • 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday • 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday • 8 a.m. - noon Saturday

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Wallowa Memorial Hospital

Wallowa Memorial Hospital named to Top 100 List By Trish Yerges


allowa Memorial Hospital was recently honored as one of the top 100 critical access hospitals (CAHs) in the country. The announcement was made at the 10th-annual National Rural Health Association’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in Kansas City, Mo., attended by 650 rural hospital leaders. “The National Rural Health Association is proud that the efforts of Wallowa Memorial Hospital have been recognized by this nationwide analysis and ranking,” said Alan Morgan, NRHA CEO. Morgan stated that CAHs play a critical role in delivering healthcare to the 62 million Americans who live in rural areas. “Our challenges are completely different in access while equally complex in delivery as urban hospitals,” he said. NRHA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to

Wallowa Memorial Hospital

601 Medical Parkway, Enterprise Telephone: 541-426-3111 ■■ Kenneth Rose, MD, Surgeon 541-426-3870 ■■ Chad Burgoyne, MD, Orthopedics 541-426-3463 ■■ S. Maynard Bronstein, MD, Oncology 541-426-5436

improve the health and well-being of rural Americans. They provide advocacy, communications, education and research in an effort to provide leadership on rural health issues. Wallowa citizens proudly applaud the Wallowa Memorial Hospital for this outstanding achievement. For more information visit

■■ Jeff Greene, BS, ADN

Wallowa County Health Department 758 NW First St., Enterprise Telephone: 541-426-4848

LifeSpan Respite Care of Wallowa County 702 NW First St., Enterprise 541-426-0221

Wallowa Memorial Hospital - Home Health


601 Medical Parkway, Enterprise 541-426-5427 ■■ Nora Stangel, RN, Director ■■ Margaret Rystrom, RN, Clinical Nurse

Olive Branch Family Health 306 W. North St., Enterprise Telephone: 541-426-7171 ■■ Theresa Russell, FNP 12

Wallowa Valley Professional Bldg. 107 SW First St., Ste 104, Enterprise ■■ Rusty Woods, MD 541-426-6070 ■■ Patrick McCarthy, MD 541-963-6985 ■■ Angelo Ferraro, MD 509-838-7711 ■■ Kenneth Rose, MD, Surgeon 541-426-3870 Wallowa Mountain Medical PO Box 1038/100 N East St., Joseph Telephone: 541-432-7777 ■■ R. Devee Boyd, MD ■■ Emily Sheahan, MD ■■ Kirsten Caine, MD ■■ Aaron Long, PA ■■ Traci Frye, FNP

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Licensed Certified Midwife Specializing in Home Birth

There’s No Place Like Home • Complete Gynecological Exams • Infertility Problems • Homeopathic/Nutrition Consultations • Iridology Evaluations • Biofeedback Therapy


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541-523-2983 • 3990 Midway Dr., Baker City one block off Pocahontas across from hospital.

• Language Development • Aphasia rehab. following stroke • Articulation & Voice Remediation • Treatment of swallowing dysfunction, etc. • Therapy following cochlear implants 13

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Health & Wellness Saint Alphonsus - Baker City

Baker County Providers ■■ Danielle Drewry, DPT ■■ Diana Downing, PTA ■■ Judy Stewart, PTA

Emergency Room 3325 Pocahontas Road, 541-523-6461 ■■ Steven Delashmutt, M.D. ■■ Nancy Hutnak, D.O. ■■ David Richards, M.D. ■■ Neal Jacobsen, D.O. ■■ Michael McQueen, M.D.

St. Luke’s Eastern Oregon Medical Associates 3950 17th St., 541-523-1001 ■■ Jonathan D. Schott, MD ■■ J. Daniel Smithson, MD ■■ Eric R. Lamb, MD ■■ William P. Irvine, MD ■■ Trisha Eckman, MD ■■ Deb Vencill, FNP (Family Practice) ■■ Linda Ellis, FNP (Family Practice) ■■ Monte Anderson, PA-C (Family Practice) ■■ Zana Delic, PA-C (Family Practice) ■■ Devin Bowman, PA-C (Family Practice)

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group - Baker Clinic 3175 Pocahontas Road, 541-523-4415 ■■ Melissa Knutson, D.O. ■■ Elizabeth Demille, PA-C Saint Alphonsus Express Care 1120 Campbell Street , 541-523-2100 ■■ Elizabeth Chattin, PA-C ■■ Kate Grace, PA-C Saint Alphonsus Valley Medical Clinic 3820 17th St., 541-523-4465 ■■ Charles E. Hofmann, MD ■■ Bryan Braun, PA-C ■■ Kate Grace, PA-C

Eagle Cap Clinic

3705 Midway Drive, 541-523-4497 ■■ Randy Alanko, MD

Baker Valley Physical Therapy

General Surgery 3325 Pocahontas road, 541-523-1797 ■■ Barbara Tylka, MD ■■ Zachary Bastion, MD

3950 17th St., 541-523-8888 ■■ Blake Marlia, DPT ■■ Rob Bachman, PT ■■ Jodi Flanagan, MPT ■■ Flint Stearns, OTR/L ■■ Sallly Bachman, PTA

Orthopedics 3325 Pocahontas Road, 541-523-1797 ■■ Eric Sandefur, D.O. ■■ Autumn Swiger- Harrell, PA-C


Rheumatology 3325 Pocahontas Road, 541-523-1797 ■■ Leslie Jackson, M.D.

3705 midway drive, 541-523-6428 ■■ James Davis, MD

Baker Vision Clinic

Radiology ■■ Gem State Radiology, 541-523-8137

2150 Third St., 541-523-5858 ■■ Sheryl Blankenship, OD ■■ Leslie Elms, OD ■■ Logan Mitchell, OD

rehabilitation services 3325 Pocahontas Road, 541-523-8130 ■■ Kim Zinn, DPT, ATC ■■ Jerry Nickell, PT ■■ Jill Peacock, OTR/L 14

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Health & Wellness Hills Family dentistry 2889 D St., Baker City, 541-523-3870 ■■ Stuart Hills, DDS ■■ Meggan Hills, DDS

Continued from Page 14


2830 10th St., 541-523-0122 ■■ Michael Rushton, DPM

Mountain Valley Dental 3980 Midway Dr., Baker City, 541-523-6311 ■■ Dan Hayden, DDS

Chiropractors ■■ Baker City Chiropractic: 2618 10th St., 541-523-6561 ■■ Family Chiropractic Health: 2899 10th St., 541-523-6565 ■■ Elkhorn Chiropractic: 2805 10th St., 541-523-2495

Eastern Oregon Dental Group 1831 First St., Baker City, 541-523-2144 ■■ Sean Benson, DDS ■■ Curtis Peters, DMD ■■ Ryan Hillam, DDS, oral surgeon ■■ Kelsey Peterson, DMD, orthodontist

Baker County Health Department ■■ 3330 Pocahontas Road, 541-523-8211


■■ Andew Kooning, DMD 2800 Main St., Baker City, 541-523-6012

Baker Dental GrouP 2800 Main St., Baker City, 541-523-6012 ■■ Tod Chandler, DMD ■■ Justin Bingham, DMD

■■ Warren Whitnah, DMD Halfway, 541-742-6012


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Union County Providers

Grande Ronde Hospital Surgical Anesthesia

Hematology and Oncology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

■■ Sheridan Klinger, CRNA ■■ Tim Schoenfelder, MD ■■ Aaron Spracklen, MD

GRH Regional Hematology and Oncology clinic 900 Sunset Drive, La Grande, 541963-2828 ■■ S. Maynard Bronstein, MD, PhD

GRH Women’s Clinic 610 Sunset Drive, La Grande, 541663-3175 ■■ Dawn Knight, MD ■■ Dale Robinson, MD ■■ Stacy Whitaker, DO

Dentistry ■■ Sean Benson, DDS 1831 First St., Baker City, 541-5232144

GRH Emergency Medicine ■■ Lew Baynes, MD ■■ Ken Chasteen, MD ■■ John Page, MD ■■ Gary Zeigler, MD ■■ Shayne Yocum, FNP ■■ Karen Phelps, FNP

Family Medicine GRH Regional Medical Clinic 506 Fourth St., La Grande, 541-6633138 ■■ Mary Deighton-Porter, DO ■■ Thor Hauff, FNP ■■ Lien Dretke, FNP ■■ Jessica Martin, FNP ■■ Shayne Yocum, FNP La Grande Family Practice 710 Sunset Drive, La Grande, 541963-4139 ■■ Bryan Conklin, MD ■■ Susan Jensen, MD ■■ John Schaefer, MD ■■ Ellen Schoenfelder, MD

General Surgery GRH REgional Medical Clinic ■■ Andrew Pearson, DO ■■ Christopher Woodworth, MD ■■ Richard Holecek, MD 700 Sunset Dr., La Grande, 541-962-0759

Hospitalist Grande Ronde Hospital ■■ Steven Hunsaker, MD ■■ Ronald Reynoso, MD ■■ Nitesh Sharma, MD ■■ Madhavi Tangirala, MD

Immediate Care 506 Fourth St., La Grande, 541-6633138 ■■ Lien Dretke, FNP – GRH Walk-In Clinic ■■ Thor Hauff, FNP – GRH Walk-In Clinic

Internal Medicine GRH Regional Medical Clinic 506 Fourth St., La Grande, 541-6633138 ■■ Heidi Abreu, MD ■■ Stephen Bump, MD ■■ Keith Graham, MD ■■ Jose Gutierrez, MD ■■ Betsy Neeley, MD ■■ Susan Rice, MD

Neurology GRH Regional Medical Clinic 506 Fourth St., La Grande, 541-6633138 ■■ Rodrigo Lim, MD


Ophthalmology 1404 Gekeler Lane, La Grande, 541963-3119 ■■ William Pettit III, MD

Orthopedics GRH Regional Orthopedic Clinic 710 Sunset Drive, Suite F, La Grande, 541-663-3100 ■■ Ben Olson, DO ■■ Clay Hill, FNP ■■ Donald Warren, MD

Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)

710 Sunset Dr., La Grande, 541-9638643 ■■ Joe Petrusek, MD

Pathology Grande Ronde Hospital ■■ George Wettach, MD

Pediatrics GRH Children’s Clinic 612 Sunset Drive, La Grande, 541663-3150 ■■ Kevin Grayson, MD ■■ Michael Hetrick, MD ■■ Melindres Lim, MD ■■ Sarah Rollin, MD See Page 20


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Koza Family Dental Care PC 2502 Cove Ave., Suite D Mountain West Plaza La Grande

Dr. Cynthia A. Morris

M-Thurs 7 am - 3 pm 10609 S. Walton Road, Island City 541-963-2741

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1408 N Hall St., La Grande, 541-9630265 ■■ Stacey J Clarke, DPM

Radiology Blue Mountain Pathology ■■ Matthew Allen, MD ■■ Daniel A. Kirkham, MD ■■ Randy Siltanen, MD

Urology ■■ Patrick McCarthy, MD 700 Sunset Drive, La Grande, 541-9636985

Women’s Health

1604 Fifth St., La Grande, 541-9639167 ■■ Patrick Nearing, DMD ■■ Eli Mayes, DDS ODS College of Dental Sciences 909 Adams Ave., La Grande, 541-6632721 ■■ Lynn Harris, DMD ■■ Wesley Rampton, DMD 1902 Fourth St., La Grande, 541-9634111 Sea Brite Dental 10609 S. Walton Road, La Grande, 541-963-2741 ■■ Cynthia Morris, DMD

GRH Women’s Clinic 610 Sunset Drive, La Grande, 541-6633175 ■■ Jill Parsons, WHCNP

Walla Walla Orthodontics (Satellite Office) 2502 Cove Ave., Ste. B, La Grande, 541-624-5225 ■■ Thomas W. Utt, DDS ■■ Aaron B. Christopher, DDS

Dental care

Eye providers

Harris and McLean Dental 1809Third St., La Grande, 541-9630924 ■■ Mark Harris, DMD ■■ Stephen McLean, DMD

Apple Eye Care 10709 S. Walton Road, La Grande, 541-663-4100 ■■ Daniel R. Beckner, OD ■■ Spencer K. Luke, OD La Grande Family Eye Care LLC 1502 N. Pine, Ste. 3, La Grande, 541963-3788 ■■ Samuel H. Kimball, OD ■■ David Glabe, OD

Koza Family Dental Care 2502 Cove Ave., Ste. D, La Grande, 541963-4962 ■■ Stephen Koza, DMD Kruse and Kilpatrick Dental Office LLP 1502 N. Pine, Ste. 2, La Grande, 541963-6445 ■■ Russell Kilpatrick, DMD ■■ Brian Kruse, DMD ■■ Joseph Martinez, DMD 904 Sixth St., La Grande, 541-963-3525 ■■ James McMahan, DMD 504 Fourth St., La Grande, 541-9635632 Nearing Mayes LLC

■■ William Pettit, MD 1404 Gekeler Lane, La Grande, 541963-3119 Wal-Mart Vision Center 11619 Island Ave., Island City, 541663-9720 ■■ Jamal Masalmeh, OD



All American Chiropractic 1411 Washington, La Grande, 541962-7618 ■■ Lance C. Shoemaker, DC Alpine Chiropractic 77 N. Eighth Ave, Ste. E, Elgin, 541437-0341 ■■ John Suto, DC ■■ Billie Kaska-Suto, DC Bodywork Massage and Skin Studio 207 First St., La Grande, 541-6242000 Bond Total Health Care PC 1002 Spring Ave., Ste. 1, La Grande, 541-963-5466 ■■ William C. Bond, DC

Chiropractors Grande Ronde Chiropractic Clinic 1108 J Ave., La Grande, 541-963-0339 ■■ Casey A. McKeown, DC Miller Chiropractic Therapeutic and Medical Message 1502 N. Pine, Ste. 1, La Grande, 541663-4849 ■■ Thomas D. Miller, DC ■■ Melinda Cator-Mead, DC 181 S. Main, Union, 541-562-5876 Crossroads Health and Nutrition 1704 Adams Ave., La Grande, 541963-9355 ■■ Willard Bertrand, DC Kehr Chiropractic 2008 Third St., Ste. B, La Grande, 541-963-9632 ■■ Daniel E. Kehr, DC ■■ Jason M. Kehr, DC See Page 38

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Wallowa County Providers

DOCTORS & PHYSICIANS Winding Waters Clinic / Urgent Care 603 Medical Parkway, Enterprise 541-426-4502 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday ■■ Elizabeth Powers, MD, OB, Family Med ■■ Renee Grandi, MD, OB, Family Med ■■ Kathy Siebe, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner ■■ Keith DeYoung, MD, OB, Family Med ■■ Shannon Wiedeman, ANP ■■ Joseph L. Petrusek MD, ENT, 541-963-8643, 541-963-8643

DENTISTS General Dentistry ■■ Jason Follett, DMD 204 Residence St., Enterprise 541-426-3531 ■■ Gary R. Underhill, DMD 120 S River St., Enterprise 541-426-3783 Emergency Telephone: 541-426-3650 ■■ Chief Joseph Dental Clinic ■■ Steve Zollman, DMD PO Box 786/401 B Main St., Joseph 541-432-6555

OPTOMETRISTS Enterprise Eye Clinic ■■ Rick G. Lundgren, OD 218 W Main St., Enterprise 541-426-4442 Kelly Optical Prescription Laboratories 218 W Main St., Enterprise 541-426-4681

Wallowa Valley Eye Care ■■ Troy Bailey, OD 519 W North St., Enterprise 541-426-3413 ■■ Dr. Giebel, Ophthalmology 509-540-3937


New Heights Physical Therapy LLC ■■ Jerry or Tracy Ivy 103 Highway 82, Ste. 4 PO Box 355, Enterprise 541-426-4870 Fax: 541-426-4872 Wallowa Memorial Physical Therapy 603 Medical Parkway, Enterprise 541-426-1911, Fax 541-426-5314 ■■ Jean Schultz, PT ■■ Franz Horvath, DPT ■■ Ann Foley, PT, MS ■■ Tyler Stucki, DPT ■■ Aaron Gray, DPT


Alpine Chiropractic Clinic ■■ John & Billie Suto, DC ■■ 610 W North St., Enterprise ■■ Telephone: 541-426-3107 Wallowa Valley Chiropractic Clinic ■■ Gale Barton, DC ■■ 109 E. Main St., Enterprise ■■ Telephone: 541-426-3101


Windspirit Oriental Medicine & Wellness Retreat ■■ Laurel Sander, L. Ac. NCAAOM ■■ 61880 Wallowa Mt. Rd., Joseph 22

■■ Telephone: 541-432-wind (9463) ■■ Wallowa Mountain Acupuncture ■■ Amy Zahm, L Ac. ■■ 103 Highway 82, Ste 5, Enterprise ■■ Telephone: 541-398-1270 ■■ www. wallowamountainacupuncture. com


■■ Nancy Green - Licensed Massage Therapist ■■ 103 W Greenwood, Enterprise ■■ Telephone: 541-398-0211

Radiant Massage ■■ Cindy Parks, Licensed Massage Therapist ■■ 103 Highway 82, Ste. #4, Enterprise ■■ Telephone: 541-398-1116 ■■ Email: Therapeutic Massage ■■ Crystal Locke, Licensed Massage Therapist ■■ 701 S Lake St., Joseph ■■ Telephone: 541-432-3011


Alpine House Assisted Living Residence ■■ 204 N Park St., Joseph ■■ Telephone: 541-432-7402 ■■ Email: Pioneer Guest Home ■■ Adult Residential Treatment Facility ■■ 101 E Main St., Enterprise ■■ Telephone: 541-426-4222 See Page 38

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Oncology services

Dr. Bronstein travels so his patients don't have to make a special trip By Lisa Britton

Dr. S. Maynard Bronstein knows his patients don’t like to travel. He specializes in oncology and hematology. “They feel bad to start with, treatment makes them feel worse, then they have to drive,” he says. Not anymore. He joined the medical staff at Grande Ronde Hospital in September 2011. He works in La Grande but he also travels to Baker City on Fridays (except for the third Friday) and to Enterprise three times a month to see patients. This means patients no longer have to travel to Walla Walla or the Boise area for their chemotherapy treatments. Prior to moving, Dr. Bronstein discovered the need for oncology services when he saw patients at a weekly outreach clinic and through telemedicine consults. Now he offers oncology and hematology services for patients within Union, Wallowa and Baker counties. These services include diagnosis and treatments, including procedures such as therapeutic phlebotomies and bone marrow biopsies. Medical treatment includes a variety of medications regiments from oral medications to intravenous medications. Also, he often includes ancillary services within patient’s

His schedule Dr. Bronstein works five days a week, and most of his time is spent seeing patients at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande. He travels to Baker City every Friday (except the third Friday, when he is in La Grande) to see patients in the Billie Ruth Bootsma Clinic at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center.

Photo by Lisa Britton

Dr. S. Maynard Bronstein is based in La Grande, but he travels to Baker City and Enterprise.

treatment plans, such as dietary or physical therapy consultations. About the doctor

After completing his undergraduate degree at Duke University in Durham, N.C., Bronstein attended Duke University School of Medicine, receiving his combined Medical Doctorate and Doctorate of Philosophy in 1992. He also completed his internship and residency there, then earned a fellowship in hematology and oncology from Duke in 1999. He worked as an emergency room 24

On three Thursdays a month, he travels to Wallowa County for appointments in Enterprise. More information is available by calling 541-963-2828 or visit the website

physician at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center in North Carolina until 2000. For the next three years, he worked for the Department of Medicine at Durham Regional Hospital, and in 2003 went to work in the Hematology/Oncology Department for the Medcenter One Health System in Bismarck, N.D. In 2007, he moved to the Pacific Northwest.


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(KHTZ(]LU\LÂ&#x2039;  New Directions Northwest, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing alcohol and drug treatment services since 1968. We employ over one hundred people in Baker City. Our mission is to provide our clients and community the highest level of prevention, education and treatment of alcohol and drug abuse problems possible.

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We provide the following programs in Baker City: â&#x20AC;˘ Baker House - Adult Residential Treatment for those who have been unable to obtain sobriety on an outpatient basis. Accepts statewide referrals. â&#x20AC;˘ Recovery Village - Provides treatment to women who live with their children in a residential setting for up to six months. Accepts statewide referrals. â&#x20AC;˘ Elkhorn Adolescent Treatment Center - Residential treatment center for youth with serious alcohol and drug problems. Accepts statewide referrals.


â&#x20AC;˘ Blue Mountain Addictions Program An outpatient alcohol and drug treatment program serving Baker County, providing traditional outpatient services, intensive outpatient services, DUII services, adolescent outpatient, Preventive services and a job seekers program. 25

â&#x20AC;˘ Powder River Alternative Incarceration Program - this nationally recognized treatment program is located inside of the Powder River Correctional Facility. This program is acknowledged as on of the best â&#x20AC;&#x153;in prisonâ&#x20AC;? programs in the country.

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Express Care

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Elizabeth Chattin, PA-C, sees patients at the Express Care Clinic inside Albertsons in Baker City.

Express clinic opens inside Albertsons By Lisa Britton

A new option for accessing health care opened Nov. 2, 2013, in Baker City. The Saint Alphonsus Express Care clinic is located inside Albertsons, 1120 Campbell St. The clinic is open seven days a week — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cathy Treadway, director of operations for Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Baker City, emphasized the ease of access. “It’s the ability for people who are ill to be able to walk in and get service, quick and efficient,” she said. Two providers — Elizabeth Chattin and Kate Grace — will rotate days to see patients. Both are physician as-

sistants (PA-C). Express care services are for acute conditions such as colds, flu, bladder infections, sinus infections, strep throat/sore throat, ear infections and allergies. Other conditions that can be treated are minor injuries (sprains, strains, animal bites); procedures (suture removal, splinter removal); skin and hair conditions (acne, lice, cold sores, hives, insect bites, minor burns, shingles); physicals; testing and screening and wellness services (flu shot). "It continues to grow, which is exciting," Treadway said. "It seems the community appreciates the access to care." Anyone can be seen at this clinic, whether or not they have a primary care physician. For those who do, the 26

Express Care The Saint Alphonsus Express Care Clinic is located inside Albertsons, 1120 Campbell St., Baker CIty. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Phone: 541-523-2100.

notes from their appointment are faxed to the patient's regular doctor. Insurance will be billed for the services. Office visits are $80, or $64 if paid at the time of service. For more information, call 541-5232100 or go online to


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When was your last tetanus shot? By Lisa Britton


mmunizations aren't just for children — adults also need to be aware of their vaccination history, and whether or not they need boosters or other vaccines. Alicia Hills, nurse supervisor at the Baker County Health Department, says those vaccines include tetanus with pertussis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, shingles (age 60 and older) and pneumonia (age 65 and older). Other vaccines adults may need are HPV (women age 26 or younger; men age 22 to 26); meningococcal (ages

19 to 21 who are first-year college students); and varicella (for those who never had chicken pox or only received one dose of the vaccine). Also, a flu shot is recommended every year. Your doctor can recommend which vaccines you may need. Chances are you won't need all these boosters, but county health departments can pull up an immunization history, or it should be with your primary care provider. Immunizations are available at county health departments, as well as many local pharmacies.


County health departments If you are unsure about vaccines you might need, or have questions about where to get immunizations for you or your child, call the county health department: ■■ Baker County: 3330 Pocahontas Road, Baker City, 541-523-8211 ■■ Union County: 2301 Cove Ave., La Grande, 541-962-8800 ■■ Wallowa County: 758 NW First St., Enterprise, 541-426-4848

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Veterans services


he Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center is an outpatient primary care facility based in Walla Walla, Wash., and also operates four communitybased outpatient clinics and one contract VA Clinic for area veterans, including one clinic located at 202 12th St. in La Grande, which opened in May of 2008. The La Grande VA Clinic provides veterans with primary health care and behavioral health care as well as various group therapy programs. Specialty care that cannot be provided at the Walla Walla VA in Walla Walla is provided by referral to tertiary VA medical centers or through community providers in the local area. The La Grande VA Clinic’s primary service area includes Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties, with approximately 1,250 Veterans from this area currently receiving care at the clinic. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays (excluding federal holidays). For more information, call the clinic at 541-963-0627. The Walla Walla VA has also opened two telehealth primary care

Resources for veterans clinics in Oregon, one which is located in Enterprise, called Wallowa County VA Telehealth Clinic. These clinics were made possible through rural health funds. The Walla Walla VA is leasing space in the old Wallowa Memorial Hospital structure from Wallowa Resources, and the four-room suite has been remodeled to suit the needs of providing appropriate care to area veterans. The telehealth clinic is staffed full-time by a registered nurse on-site, and the provider is located at the La Grande Clinic who provides primary care services to area veterans via telehealth communications on select days each week. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays (excluding federal holidays). For information about eligibility for care, please call 888-687-8863, and ask for the Eligibility Department. For more information about the Enterprise telehealth clinic, contact Sarah Gregg, the nurse manager of the La Grande VA Clinic, at 541-9630627 or Linda Wondra, public affairs, at 888-687-8863, Ext. 26520. 32

Baker County: Veterans Office 1995 Third St., Baker City 541-523-8223 Union County: 2301 Cove Ave., La Grande 541-962-8802, 541-963-5272 Wallowa County: 104 Litch St., Enterprise 541-426-3155 Ext. 241 Walla Walla VA Medical Center 77 Wainwright Drive, Walla Walla, Wash. 509-525-5200 • 888-687-8863 Boise VA Medical Center 500 Fort St., Boise, Idaho 208-422-1000 • 866-437-5093 U.S. Department of veterans affairs Click on "Locations" for hospitals, vet centers and more


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Free, confidential, 24 hour assistance is available for victims of sexual violence. Call Shelter From the Storm Hotline at:


You are invited to join us! We are looking for community members to join our group and lend your expertise to our program. If you are interested in a safe and drug free community... We want you! MISSION: Collaborating with communities throughout the county to create safe and drug free environments.

Baker County Prevention Coalition If you you are interested we meet the second Thursday of every month 4 PM at the 5-J south conference room. For more information call Heather Cromwell 541-519-5559

VISION: Baker County Prevention Coalition (BCPC) is dedicated to: Engaging communities to address drug, alcohol, tobacco, violence, community health, and safety concerns; identifying and strengthening community protective factors, and promoting the implementation of strategies to identify and address community risk factors.

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• Youth • Parents • Law Enforcement • Schools • Businesses • Media • Religious and Fraternal Organizations • Civic and Volunteer Organizations • Youth Serving Organizations/Agencies • Health Care Professionals • State, Local, and/or Tribal Substance Abuse Prevention Agencies • Other Organizations 33

Health & Wellness

Medical Homes

Local clinics following the PatientCentered Primary Care Home model ■■As the name implies, this means patients are actively involved in their health care, and providers help them find the community resources they need

By Lisa Britton


ealth care is changing, and clinics across Northeastern Oregon are now qualified as “medical homes.” That term is a shorter version of the official designation: “Patient-Centered Primary Care Home.” In Baker City, Valley Medical Clinic and Baker Clinic — both clinics of the Saint Alphonsus Medical System — and St. Luke’s Clinic-Eastern Oregon Medical Associates are now medical homes. In the La Grande, two Grande Ronde Hospital clinics — the children's clinic and Regional Medical Center — qualify as Tier 3. This designation means, simply, that the patient and the provider partner to coordinate their care with preventive measures, rather than wait to see a doctor when he or she is already sick. To institute this model, providers will work with high-risk patients first. “It’s working to get them healthy and the right care at the right time,” said Cathy Treadway, director of operations of the Saint Alphonsus clinics in Baker City. This patient-provider partnership would include medical care as well as other resources in the community (transportation to appointments, dieticians, Meals on Wheels, drug and alcohol treatment, etc.).

"It's very patient-centered. It's getting the patients involved in their health care — we give you all the information you need to make an informed decision." — Johna Alford, Winding Waters Clinic

The medical home model addresses the “triple aim” goals in Oregon’s health care reform: healthy population, extraordinary care and reasonable cost. “The main piece is the medical home,” Treadway said. This concept isn’t a new one. “We’ve basically been a medical home for the past four years,” said Dr. Charles Hofmann at Valley Medical. This means the clinic providers “actively manage chronic illness” and also address acute conditions by keeping open appointments so patients can come in the same day they call. Providing care when it’s needed, in other words. To meet that need, St. Luke’s Clinic offers open appointments during an extended work day — 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Winding Waters Clinic in Enterprise has been working under the 34

PCPCH model for about three years. Johna Alford, back office manager, said the clinic created a care team of employees to help patients find the services they need, such as transportation and prescription assistance. They also offer extended hours, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. "Part of that is to decrease emergency room visits," Alford said. The clinic also has "health coaches," who can help patients develop plans to deal with conditions such as chronic diseases or weight loss. "It's very patient-centered," Alford said of the PCPCH model. "It's getting the patients involved in their health care — we give you all the information you need to make an informed decision." GRH's Tammy Winde said they've added clinic case management for high-risk patients and health maintenance reminders for actions such as vaccinations.


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Now we're here for you. Baker County Veteran Services 1995 3rd Street, Baker County Courthouse 541-523-8223 Jane Chandler, Veteran Services Coordinator The Baker County Veteran Services Office provides access to the wide range of benefits and services offered to veterans and their dependents. Health Care, Education, Compensation & Pension, Burial Benefits & much more

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Sleep disorders

Sleep disorders addressed at hospitals in Northeastern Oregon By Trish Yerges and Lisa Britton

The three hospitals in Eastern Oregon — Wallowa Memorial Hospital, Grande Ronde Hospital and Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City — all offer programs to diagnosis and treat sleep disorders. "The most common sleep-related disorder is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)," said LeAnn E. Murray, manager of Respiratory Care at GRH. "However,," she said, "we do see a fair amount of combined sleep disorders such as OSA with Central Sleep Apnea (the brain doesn’t send the signals to your muscles to control breathing; may be a result of another condition such as heart failure or stroke) and patients with parasomnias (sleep disturbances such as sleepwalking, night terrors, sleep paralysis, and REM sleep behavior disorder)." Obstructive sleep apnea is characterized by difficulty breathing and loud snoring during sleep. It disrupts sleep for 62 percent of Americans. Responding to the need in Wallowa County, the hospital has developed a Sleep Disorders Testing Program for area residents. The hospital has contracted with Premier Sleep Professionals and Dr. Kishore Pathial, M.D. to help develop their new Sleep Disorders Program. Pathial is a board certified Sleep, Pulmonary and Critical Care specialist with more than 16 years of experience in this field. His practice includes Pulmonary and Sleep Disorder Medicine in McMinnville, but he will be working closely with Wallowa

County physicians to interpret the results of sleep studies performed in the county. "Wallowa Memorial Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Program provides a comfortable and quiet environment for patients being referred to our facility by area physicians for their sleep studies," said Ron Wulff, LRCP, RRT at the Cardiopulmonary and Sleep Department at WMH. The sleep bedroom is equipped to make the patient feel at home with cable TV and a DVR. A knowledgeable and friendly sleep technologist will explain the sleep study process to the patient. There will always be someone available to provide assistance and calm any uneasiness during the sleep disorders testing. Sleep studies are covered by most insurance plans. For more information, contact Ron Wulff at 541-426-5482. At Saint Alphonsus, the two sleep study rooms are decorated in a calm theme — tan and green walls, soft lighting and a bed with a satiny comforter. Almost like a bedroom — except for the camera to document a patient's sleep positions, an intercom to listen to their breathing and a machine that hooks to the 24 sensors each patient wears. Sue Ackley, polysom technician at Saint Alphonsus, said sleep apnea is a common condition they see during sleep studies. "There are pepole who stop breathing 100 times an hour," she said. When they stop breathing, their 36

oxygen level goes down — then they start breathing with a loud snore. One symptom of sleep apnea is daytime fatigue. "Your body is working overtime all night," Ackley said. Murray said some signs and symptoms of sleep disordered breathing include: • Excessive daytime sleepiness • Loud snoring • Choking or gasping during sleep • Observed apnea (stopping breathing) during sleep •Morning headaches "Sleep disordered breathing may also be a contributing factor of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, depression, and impaired cognition," Murray said. She said a sleep study (polysomnography) consists of monitoring a patient’s brain activity, sleep stages, breathing, arm and leg movements, heart rate and rhythm, and oxygen status to determine if the patient has sleep disordered breathing or possibly another condition that may have similar symptoms as OSA. The Sleep Medicine Physician will evaluate the patient’s sleep study and determine a diagnosis and course of therapy. Some patients may be started on PAP (positive airway pressure) therapy the same night they have the diagnostic polysomnography and others may have to have an additional PAP titration study to determine optimum therapy settings. Ackley some insurance plans require a home sleep test before approving a sleep clinic study.


Baker County YMCA 3715 Pocahontas Rd., Baker City 541-523-9622

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Fitness Center Pool Sports Youth Programs Preschool

More young adults in Baker County (89%) choose NOT to binge drink - Congratulations!

Have a great time without alcohol.

High-risk Drinking Defined: Heavy Drinking: 2+ drinks per day for males, 1+ per day for females Binge Drinking: 5+ drinks on one occassion for males, 4+ drinks for females Underage Drinking: any use of alcohol by youth who are under age 21

For more information contact Prevention at New Directions Northwest, Inc. 2100 Main St. Baker City â&#x20AC;˘ 541-519-7624 Melissa Grammon, High Risk Drinking Project â&#x20AC;˘ 37

Health & Wellness Continued from Page 22 Wallowa Valley Senior Living 605 Medical Parkway., Enterprise Email: Weaver Adult Foster Home 64819 Hurricane Creek Rd., Enterprise Telephone: 541-426-9091


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Blue Mountain Acupuncture 2519 Cove Ave., La Grande, 541-9620830 ■■ Kevin March, LAC ■■ Tim Schoenfelder, LAC ■■ Jennifer A. Moore, LAC, Herbal Cert. 1617 Fourth St., La Grande, 541-9102046 Turning Point Acupuncture 2519 Cove Ave., La Grande, 541-9620830 ■■ Glenda M. O’Connor, LAC

Massage Therapists Blue Mountain Therapy 2519 Cove Ave., La Grande, 541-9620830 ■■ Ron Babcock ■■ Corrine Dutto ■■ David Ebel ■■ James Gorham ■■ Shantay Mayes Crossroads Health and Nutrition 1704 Adams Ave., La Grande, 541963-9355

Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness PO Box 268/107 SW First St., Enterprise, Telephone: 541-426-4524 FAX: 426-3035 Coaching For Life ■■ Judy Allen, Certified Life Coach PO Box 385, Joseph 541-432-0254 ■■ Jeffrey Harman, MA., LPC 603 Medical Parkway, Enterprise 541-426-3067

■■ Peggy Jones, LMT Grande Ronde Therapeutic 607 Adams Ave., La Grande, 541-9634764 ■■ Peggy Little, LMT Me Daza Salon 1802 Fourth St., Ste. C, La Grande, 541-805-5636, 541-663-6290 ■■ Heather Preciado, LMT ■■ Angie Miller, LMT (7709) 1406 N. Cherry St., La Grande, 541963-0700 Miller Chiropractic Therapeutic and Medical Massage 1502 N. Pine, Ste. 1, La Grande, 541663-4849 ■■ Amy Gulzow, LMT ■■ Kristy Wright, LMT A Touch of Joy Massage 115 Elm St., Ste. 10, La Grande, 541620-2752 ■■ Joy Mentgen, LMT

Other services/clinics Blue Mountain Associates and REcovery (Psychiatry) 1101 I Ave., La Grande, 541-962-0162 38

Center for Human Development 2301 Cove Ave., La Grande, 541-9628800 Elgin Family Health and Dental Clinic 1400 Division St., Elgin, 541-437-6321 ■■ Kim Montee, MD ■■ Eli Mayes, DDS Elgin Health Center 720 Albany St. Elgin, 541-437-0239 ■■ Tempe Bartell, FNP Obsidian Urgent Care PC 401 Adams Ave., La Grande, 541-9627407 ■■ Daniel Leone, NPC ■■ Julie Hughes, FNP Union Family Health Center 142 E. Dearborn St., Union, 541-5626180 Village Health Center 1215 Washington Ave., La Grande, 541-624-2040 ■■ Renee Edwards, FNP Winters Naturopathic Clinic 1606 Sixth St., La Grande, 541-9637289 ■■ John Winters, ND

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24/7 Crisis Line • 541-523-4134 or 888-213-4134 Office: 541-523-9472 • 1834 Main •

Mollie Atwater and Friends Spay / Neuter Fund decreases unwanted cats & dogs in Baker County by assisting with spay/neuter surgery costs. To contribute to the effort, tax deductable contributions may be sent to Mollie Atwater Fund, PO Box 402, Baker City OR 97814


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Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, Inc.

Administrative Office: 2802 Adams Ave, La Grande, OR 97850 • 541-963-3186 Margaret Davidson, Executive Director

Serving Baker, Union & Wallowa Counties Baker City 2810 Cedar 541-523-6591

La Grande 1504 Albany 541-963-7532

Enterprise 702 NW 1st 541-426-3840

Caring for our Senior Citizens in their homes and at our Senior Centers In-Home Care: • A few hours a week to keep Senior Citizens living independently in their homes. • Bathing, dressing, meal preparation, grocery shopping, light housekeeping. respite care • Let us care for your loved one and give you a break Health Services: • Blood Pressure Testing • Foot Care Clinics • Medical Equipment Loans • Educational Workshops Nutrition:

Daily Mon - Fri in Baker & La Grande • Mon, Wed, Fri in Enterprise & Wallowa

• A nutritious hot lunch at the dining center • Meals on Wheels delivered to the home. Also available in outlying communities GEneral PUblic Transit • Call for information on commuter services and services to outlying communities • See routes and times at Fun Activities • Senior Socials • Chair Aerobics • Tai Chi • Dancing • Bingo in Baker City Mon. at 6:30pm, Tues. & Thurs. at 1pm • Bingo in La Grande Tues. at 6:30 pm & Thurs. at 1 pm • Call your Senior Center for complete activity list The mission of Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, Inc. is to advocate for and assist senior citizens, children, low-income persons and persons with disabilities in attaining basic human needs and in becoming more self-sufficient.

2014 Health & Wellness Guide  

Your reference guide to the resources and information available for healthy living in Northeast Oregon.

2014 Health & Wellness Guide  

Your reference guide to the resources and information available for healthy living in Northeast Oregon.