WHO: For MVHC’s chronic pain and MAT program patients WHAT: FREE Tai Chi classes WHEN: Every Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm-STARTING MARCH 6th! WHERE: Rising Sun Fit Club at 37116 Main St. Burney, CA WHY: Tai Chi is a preventative and curative branch of Chinese medicine, with many studies showing its health benefits for a wide range of physical and emotional challenges, including those relating to chronic pain conditions.
WHAT IS TAI CHI? Tai Chi is a moving meditation. Tai Chi is a lesson in “mindful” movement. Tai Chi is the integration of mind, body, and spirit. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art and exercise consisting of slow, relaxed movements for total self-development: for the body it is an exercise; for the mind it is a study in concentration, will power and visualization; and for the soul, it is a system of spiritual meditation. Through the practice of Tai Chi you will develop muscular strength, body control, sensitivity, timing, improved balance and posture, and a grounding, calming, and centering of your body and of your mind. Michelle will be teaching the Yang style short form. This form can be easily modified for all fitness levels and physical limitations. Tai Chi movements and breathing techniques can even be performed while sitting in a chair. EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE!
MEET YOUR TAI CHI INSTRUCTOR MICHELLE PETERSON Michelle works in MVHC’s behavioral health dept. as an integrated services specialist and community educator. She is a Texas LCDC (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor). Michelle has over 30 yrs. experience as a health and fitness instructor, personal trainer, and martial arts instructor. She has toured nationally as a wellness expert, presenter, motivational speaker, and instructor trainer. Michelle is the owner of PROTECT Institute of Self-Defense and has appeared on Oprah, as Oprah’s pick for top female self-defense instructor.
Please email Michelle @ firstname.lastname@example.org to register for, or with any questions concerning, the Tai chi classes. A very special thank you to Rising Sun Fit Club owner, Megan Howard, for graciously providing the space and time for the Tai Chi classes.
Mountain Valleys Health Centers (MVHC), seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life in rural America by advancing an understanding of rural issues. Through its various programs and initiatives, MVHC strongly supports the continuing education of our rural youth. The 2019 scholarship application is available here.
Mountain Valleys Health Centers is pleased to announce one of our physicians, Dr. Daniel Dahle, has been named Country Doctor of the Year!!
The Staff Care Country Doctor of the Year Award is presented annually to physicians who embody the spirit of America’s rural providers through their devotion, excellence, and unparalleled patient care. There were numerous submissions nationwide and Mountain Valleys would like to congratulate Dr. Dahle on this prestigious award.
“We are ecstatic for Dr. Dahle,” says Dave Jones, CEO for Mountain Valleys. “He has been with Mountain Valleys Health Centers for over 30 years and we are extremely grateful to have him on staff. I can’t think of a more deserving physician to receive this award. We would also like to invite our patients and friends to join us for an award ceremony on Friday, April 12, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. It will be a special day to celebrate Dr. Dahle and all are welcome. The ceremony will be at the Big Valley High School gymnasium in Bieber, CA.” Read the press release from Staff Care by clicking the link here.
The Staff Care Country Doctor of the Year Award is presented annually to physicians who embody the spirit of America’s rural providers through their devotion, excellence, and unparalleled patient care. There were over 60 submissions nationwide and Mountain Valleys would like congratulate Dr. Dahle on being a provisional finalist! On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, representatives from Staff Care interviewed patients, job shadowed Dr. Dahle, and were given tours of the Big Valley Health Center and Mayers Memorial Hospital District. The day was quite compelling and teary eyes were abundant as beloved stories were told of Dr. Dahle’s unprecedented patient care. Please stay tuned for more details in the next few weeks on the final selection announcement.
I found out I had breast cancer at the age of 50. It was June of 2016 and my husband had been after me to get a mammogram for some time since I had skipped getting one in 2015. I wasn’t having any symptoms and I felt fine. I received a call just a few days after receiving my Mammogram at MD Imaging. It was Sharon Hanson letting me know that I needed a sonogram because they saw something in my mammogram. I also needed to get a biopsy. Just a few days later, Sharon gave me the bad news. I never thought in a million years that I would hear those words from anyone.
The hardest thing I had to do was tell my kids that I had breast cancer. Each handled it differently. Three days later, I went to see a surgeon, Dr. Philben, in Redding. Within days, I had my first surgery, a lumpectomy. At my follow up visit a week later, I found out that I needed another surgery due to the fact that my margins were not clear (which meant that Dr. Philben didn’t get all of the cancer the first time) and she would have to go back in and take more tissue. At the end of two weeks, I received the news that the margins were clear and now I could start treatment, which for me meant Chemo and Radiation treatments. I had 16 Chemo treatments altogether. The first four were two weeks apart and the remaining 12 were every week. Then I had six weeks of Radiation, going five days a week for six weeks. It was a very long few months. I had a wonderful support system through my family, friends, and this wonderful community. They all came together and helped me every step of the way. On my darkest days, my husband Rod, my daughter Heather her husband Robert, my son Zack and his wife Shunell, my daughter Dani Jo and her husband Adam, and my son Chad, along with all my grandkids and so many more family members and friends, helped me remember how much I had to live for. I had good days and bad for sure.
Now, I cannot stress enough to every woman how important getting a yearly mammogram is. It can save your life as it did mine and so many other women every year. It’s only a few minutes of being uncomfortable, but it is worth it. I cannot stress enough to each and every one out there the importance of going once a year and having this life-saving x-ray done. I am living proof that it can save your life. As we head into the new year make it your new year’s resolution to get your mammogram.
Stick to having it done every year. Make a day of it. Go in the morning, have some lunch with friends and/or family and do some shopping afterward. Don’t put it off!!! I have been cancer free for 2 years now. I feel wonderful and I live each day to its fullest. I would like to give a special thank you to Sharon Hanson, without her taking such great care of me then and now, I wouldn’t have known what to do. She was always there to answer questions and make my treatment go as well as possible. Thank you, Sharon, you are awesome! -Lisa Gallagher
Mountain Valleys Health Centers (MVHC) is now offering Suboxone treatment in Burney and surrounding areas! Opioid dependency is a life-threatening condition, and the staff of Mountain Valleys Health Centers are here to offer our support in fighting this health crisis in our local community. Suboxone is currently the most effective treatment available for those struggling with prescription opioid or heroin dependency and is available at MVHC to everyone in our area. Some assistance with transportation and medications is available based on income, etc. Please contact Sam Glenn, LCSW at the Burney Health Center at (530) 335-5457 ext. 2009 for any questions or concerns about the MVHC Suboxone Group Program, or for assistance with scheduling an initial appointment.
Season’s greetings to our neighbors, friends and patients! Your support and trust mean the world to us. We’re happy to provide quality medical, dental, and behavioral health care for the whole family. We would like to extend a Merry Christmas and our heartfelt best wishes to you and yours for a happy & healthy holiday! Our offices will be closed December 22-25, 2018 in observance of Christmas. We will open again on December 26, 2018. Thank you!
Mountain Valleys Health Centers and Shasta YMCA are offering a new Diabetes Prevention Program to residents of Shasta County in 2019! The 12-month program is designed to enable adults to make lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. The program will begin January 2019! To find out more information, please call our Burney Health Center at 530-335-5457 and ask for Martha Ugbinada. We will see you there!
Mountain Valleys Health Centers is proud to announce the Butte Valley Health Center has teamed up with Great Northern Services – GNS to provide a Mini School Pantry at the clinic. This innovative program helps to set up food pantries that are conveniently located for families of students in need. The school pantries complement school breakfast and lunch programs, providing access to food for children and their families. Staff at the Butte Valley Health Center would like community friends to know this is also an emergency food bank. Individuals and households are welcome to receive food whenever they are in need. The School Pantry Program wouldn’t be possible without the efforts of school administrators, teachers, the donor community and volunteers working together to combat hunger. A special thanks to the whole Butte Valley Care Team for working together to make this happen! The Butte Valley Health Center is located at 610 W. 3rd St. Dorris, CA 96023. Their hours of operation are M-F 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. For more information please call 530-397-8411.