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20 12, 2019

Open Door Health Centers Receive PCMH Recognition

By |2020-03-17T14:22:50-07:00December 20th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Open Door Health Centers Receive PCMH Recognition

Open Door has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program at the following sites: Del Norte Community Health Center Eureka Community Health Center Ferndale Community Health Center Fortuna Community Health Center Humboldt Open Door Clinic McKinleyville Community Health Center NorthCountry Clinic [...]

25 10, 2019

Fortuna Community Health Center Forges Ahead

By |2020-03-17T14:21:34-07:00October 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Fortuna Community Health Center Forges Ahead

A year after first opening its doors, the new Fortuna Community Health Center continues to make huge strides for those living in the Eel River Valley. The population of patients who call this state-of-the-art facility their medical home continues to grow—as does the staff of professionals who bring this health [...]

17 10, 2019

The Doctor Is In: Meet Madonna Romaya

By |2020-03-17T14:21:46-07:00October 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on The Doctor Is In: Meet Madonna Romaya

For Madonna Romaya, MD, the path to physicianhood has led from San Diego to the Caribbean island of Antigua and now to Humboldt County. But it all began in Baghdad. Romaya spent the first 12 years of her life in Iraq where positive experiences with family doctors shaped her answer [...]

17 09, 2019

Register for Our Diabetes Management Workshop: Programa de Manejo Personal de la Diabetes

By |2020-02-18T10:45:24-08:00September 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Register for Our Diabetes Management Workshop: Programa de Manejo Personal de la Diabetes

El próximo mes, Open Door ofrecerá un taller en español de 6 semanas sobre el manejo de diabetes: Programa de Manejo Personal de la Diabetes. El taller se llevara a cabo en el Eureka Community Health Center los Martes de 5:30–8:00 p.m. comienza el 1ro de octubre y  termina el 5 [...]

5 09, 2019

The Doctor Is In: Meet Mikal Achtner

By |2020-03-17T14:22:01-07:00September 5th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Doctor Is In: Meet Mikal Achtner

When Mikal Achtner visited Humboldt County in the early 2010s, it wasn’t with thoughts of moving here. It definitely wasn’t with plans to provide medical care to our community. She was visiting a close friend at Humboldt State University while in college herself, earning a degree in biomedical science at [...]

27 08, 2019

The Humboldt Area Foundation Awards $300K Grant to Open Door Community Health Centers

By |2020-03-17T14:23:01-07:00August 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on The Humboldt Area Foundation Awards $300K Grant to Open Door Community Health Centers

Open Door Community Health Centers has received a $300,000 grant to support construction and operation of a new community health center in Arcata. The grant is from the Orvamae Emmerson Endowment Fund, a fund of the Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF). It will pay Open Door $60,000 each year from June [...]

20 08, 2019

Open Door Congratulates Its Nurse Practitioner Residents

By |2020-03-17T14:23:07-07:00August 20th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Open Door Congratulates Its Nurse Practitioner Residents

As the third year of the Nurse Practitioner Residency Program comes to a close, a running joke among some of Open Door’s executives is they can say goodbye to the program’s perfect, 50 percent retention rate. The 2019 cohort of three nurse practitioners will—in one way or another—have to break [...]

6 08, 2019

National Health Center Week 2019 – Staff Spotlight: Alyssa Hicks

By |2020-02-07T15:38:59-08:00August 6th, 2019|News|Comments Off on National Health Center Week 2019 – Staff Spotlight: Alyssa Hicks

In this series, we spotlight Open Door Staff who are involved in our community. Next: Alyssa Hicks, Manager of Health Professional Training and Development “I grew up in a small town in Arkansas called Gurdon—population of about 2,000 people. My family was low income; we didn’t really communicate about or [...]

5 08, 2019

National Health Center Week 2019 – Staff Spotlight: Lynn Stacy

By |2020-02-07T15:29:48-08:00August 5th, 2019|News|Comments Off on National Health Center Week 2019 – Staff Spotlight: Lynn Stacy

Lynn Stacy and volunteers with the Arcata Food Project with the project's distinct mural covered van. Lynn Stacy (front row, second from right) with her colleagues from the Arcata Food Project. (Philip Santos-- The Times-Standard) In this series, we spotlight Open Door Staff who are involved in our community. First [...]

24 06, 2019

The Family Medicine Residency Is in Full Bloom

By |2020-03-17T14:23:23-07:00June 24th, 2019|News|Comments Off on The Family Medicine Residency Is in Full Bloom

Few Fridays in recent history have garnered more anticipation among Open Door’s executives and excited more nerves than March 15, 2019. It was Match Day, the day each year when the nation’s medical school graduates learn where they will complete their residencies, and residency programs learn who they will be [...]

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