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Erik is the Communications Manager at Open Door Community Health Centers. When he is not working to support Open Door services and programs, through marketing and branding initiatives, he is busy with his familiy, enjoying the beauty and culture of the North Coast.
21 03, 2020

COVID-19 and Our Community

By |2020-03-27T13:27:43-07:00March 21st, 2020|Coronavirus, News, Public Health|Comments Off on COVID-19 and Our Community

The current COVID-19 pandemic is a unique and rapidly changing event for our country and the world. We acknowledge the necessity for clear, transparent, and frequent communication. Open Door is following guidance from federal, state, and local public health officials. While it is vital that our health centers remain open, [...]

2 01, 2020

The Doctor Is In: Meet Anirudh Rai

By |2020-03-17T14:34:11-07:00January 2nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on The Doctor Is In: Meet Anirudh Rai

Anirudh Rai, MD, fell in love with music at an early age. Growing up in Los Angeles, Rai played piano, violin, cello, and viola. Always eager to try something new, he played in orchestras and performed for his church congregation. He picked up a guitar and joined a band. But, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

25 03, 2019

The Family Medicine Residency is Here!

By |2020-01-14T14:04:46-08:00March 25th, 2019|Family Medicine Residency, News, Redwood Community Health Center|Comments Off on The Family Medicine Residency is Here!

The St. Joseph Hospital of Eureka Family Medicine Residency Program, a medical training alliance between Open Door Community Health Centers and St. Joseph Hospital, announced it “matched” all six of its available resident physician training positions to applicants seeking residency in the brand new program scheduled to begin in July [...]

24 01, 2019

Open Door’s Mobile Van Goes to New Places

By |2019-06-11T09:33:33-07:00January 24th, 2019|News, TVSC|Comments Off on Open Door’s Mobile Van Goes to New Places

Open Door partners to bring health care to houseless population in an outlying part of Arcata Open Door’s Mobile Health Services Team, brought its licensed clinic on wheels to Carlson Park, in Arcata, to bring healthcare to houseless community members in a less accessible part of the city. The outreach [...]

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