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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. 

Last week, Mountain Valleys Health Centers (MVHC), was awarded $1,035,000 in opioid specific grants to help combat the crisis ravaging the region.

MVHC was one of 1,232 community health centers across the nation to receive funding from the $352 million awarded to increase access to substance use disorder and mental health services through the Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services. The $285,000 grant will support the renovation of the Weed Health Center to expand behavioral health services as well as furnish the behavioral health suites in the almost completed Fall River Valley Health Center.

MVHC also is one of two organizations in the state and one of 26 in the nation to receive $750,000 over the next three years as part of the $6.5 million the expanded Rural Health Opioid Program. The funding will continue to support the collaborative work initiated by the CA299 Health Collaborative, a network of health care providers in the rural counties of Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, and Siskiyou Counties. The program will expand the integration of behavioral health services into the primary care setting in Siskiyou and Modoc Counties, expand the implementation of the health information exchange, and support service expansion within the region for behavioral health clients through need identification and collaborative partnerships. And lastly, the program will enable the region’s health care providers to develop a regional approach to pain management and medication procedures to assure the best outcomes for the patients and support expanded full-scope care management.

“We are very fortunate to have received these grant funds and through the hard work of all our clinic staff we will be able to make a real difference for those in our communities suffering from mental health and substance use disorder,” said Dave Jones, Mountain Valleys Health Centers’ CEO.

Eileen Tremaine, MPA, will remain as Network Director, and Raymond Mandel, Behavioral Health Director for MVHC, will take the lead on the Rural Health Opioid Program and will oversee the day-to-day management of the program which will include the following member organizations:

  • Mountain Valleys Health Centers
  • Canby Family Practice Clinic
  • Last Frontier Hospital District (Modoc Medical Center)
  • Mayers Memorial Hospital District
  • Goose Lake Medical Clinic
  • Fairchild Medical Center
  • Mercy Mount Shasta Medical Center

MVHC’s grants are a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awards of  over $1 billion in opioid-specific grants to help combat the crisis ravaging our country. The awards support HHS’s Five-Point Opioid Strategy, which was launched last year and enhanced this week. New data unveiled recently by HHS suggests that efforts are now yielding progress at the national level.

“Addressing the opioid crisis with all the resources possible and the best science we have is a top priority for President Trump and for everyone at HHS,” said Secretary Alex Azar. “The more than $1 billion in additional funding that we provided this week will build on progress we have seen in tackling this epidemic through empowering communities and families on the frontlines.”

“This week, HHS updated its strategic framework for tackling the opioid crisis, which uses science as a foundation for our comprehensive strategy,” said Admiral Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health and Senior Advisor for Opioid Policy. “With these new funds, states, tribes, and communities across America will be able to advance our strategy and continue making progress against this crisis.”

“I would like to commend all of our staff who showed up on Saturday for our Community Outreach at our Burney Health Center.  We were able to feed, clothe, assist with paperwork and provide Narcan kits.  In all, 70 individuals received assistance that day in one manner or another. The staff worked diligently to make sure each and every person felt welcomed.  We were assisted by Jill Phillips from Aegis, the Shasta County YMCA, Lynn Erickson from Circle of Friends and relatives of our employees. It was a great turnout and I’m thankful to be a part of such a great community.” –MVHC Behavioral Health Director, Raymond Mandel, Ph.D.

For the past several years, Mountain Valleys Health Centers has hosted Wellness Week, our annual MVHC community health fair, in conjunction with National Health Center Week. A nation-wide annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers. We are excited to share that we are doing something new this year in celebration of recently opening our two new health centers in Mt. Shasta, CA and Weed, CA. We would like to invite our patients and community to our two Open Houses on Monday, August 13, 2018. The Open House for the Weed Health Center will be 1-3 PM and the Mt. Shasta Health Center will be 4-6 PM.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

We are pleased to announce construction of our new Fall River Valley Health Center. The new health center is located at 43658 HWY 299 E. McArthur, CA. A ground breaking ceremony was held this morning. MVHC Board of Directors, staff, and CEO Dave Jones were there to celebrate the new project along with Shasta County Supervisor, Mary Rickert. The new facility will boast 10 exam rooms with enough room for telehealth and behavioral health services in addition to providing basic primary care. MVHC wishes to thank the McConnell Foundation for their generous donation to the project. Construction on the project is expected to be completed around February 2019.

“We look forward to serving the residents of the Fall River Valley by providing quality patient care and are very excited about the new clinic. The much needed larger building will allow for us to better meet the needs of our patients. We are committed to making the transition into the new facility as streamlined as possible,” said Dave Jones, Mountain Valleys Health Centers CEO.

Mountain Valleys Health Centers, Inc., (MVHC) is a not-for-profit community health center organization offering quality health, behavioral, and dental care to rural communities in northeastern California for over 30 years. Mountain Valleys Health Centers is located in Bieber, Burney, Dorris, Fall River, Mt. Shasta, Tulelake, and Weed.

To find out more about Mountain Valleys Health Centers please  visit them on their Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/MVHCenters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain Valleys Health Centers is pleased to announce its acquisition of Shasta Regional Medical Center’s Clinic in Weed, CA as of June 1, 2018.  The new health center will be renamed Weed Health Center. Mountain Valleys Health Centers (MVHC) also states the current providers will continue to practice medicine under the new ownership. MVHC affirms the service, quality, and patient care will carry on in the same manner. The health center will remain open during the transition and care will be uninterrupted. MVHC accepts all insurances.

“We believe this is a mutually beneficial agreement and look forward to serving the residents of Weed by providing quality patient care. We are committed to making the transition as streamlined as possible. Our intention is to help alleviate any concerns patients might have, and we will be positioned to support them during the acquisition,” said Dave Jones, Mountain Valleys Health Centers CEO.

The patient hours for the Weed Health Center are Tuesday-Friday 8:30 AM-12:00 PM & 1:00-4:30 PM. The phone numbers will remain the same.

Mountain Valleys Health Centers, Inc., (MVHC) is a not-for-profit community health center organization offering quality health, behavioral, and dental care to rural communities in northeastern California for over 30 years. Mountain Valleys Health Centers is located in Bieber, Burney, Dorris, Fall River, Tulelake, and Mt. Shasta.

To find out more about Mountain Valleys Health Centers please visit them on their Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/MVHCenters.

Mountain Valleys Health Centers (MVHC) is pleased to announce five scholarships were awarded to local students this year. Recipients of the MVHC “Making a Difference” Scholarship were as follows; Hope Dodgen from Big Valley Junior-Senior High School, Ranee Betz from Fall River Junior-Senior High School, Natalie and Anahi Pena from Tulelake High School, and continuing education student, Marinda May. The scholarship committee selected the five individuals based on their commitment to academics, community engagement, and leadership.

“Investing in our local students is a priority for us,” said Dave Jones, CEO for MVHC. “Each of the recipients were awarded scholarships because they demonstrated a clear commitment to improving their communities as well as continuing to pursue higher education.”

Mountain Valleys Health Centers would like to wish all the 2018 graduates great success in their future endeavors! MVHC is a not-for-profit community health center organization which has been offering quality health and dental care to rural communities in northeastern California for over 30 years. MVHC has several locations with offices in Bieber, Burney, Dorris, Fall River, Mt. Shasta, Tulelake and Weed as of June 1, 2018. To find out more about MVHC please visit them on their Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/MVHCenters.

Dear Mr. Jones;

My name is George Mathews, Vice Commander and live Bugler for the Burney Veterans Honor Guard. My wife and I have lived in Burney for the past 33 years. I was at Mountain Valleys Health Center in Burney and I was given a “questionnaire’ on the service at the Burney Clinic. I filled it out and rendered the service there over all “excellent.” In October, I was transported via Air Ambulance from Fall River Mills to Reno Nevada. After 2 surgeries and a 4 day stay, I was released. Upon returning to Burney, I had to have follow-up consultations. That’s how I met Dr. Babb. Henceforth that is why I am writing this letter. I have,   talked to over 2 dozen people, fellow veterans and their wives who think Dr. Babb is a wonderful doctor. His professionalism and protocol is exceptional. He conducts and projects himself with professionalism, dignity, and how he cares for people is above and beyond the call of duty. It is this dedication and diligence that makes him an asset to our community. It is a dedicated professional like Dr. Babb that makes living in Burney, CA enjoyable.

 

Mountain Valleys Health Centers (MVHC) is growing! MVHC opened doors at the Mount Shasta Health Center, formally known as Dr. Alan Cohn’s Good Medicine Family Practice in Mt. Shasta, CA on May 1 , 2018. We are thrilled to have Dr. Cohn as an MVHC provider, and welcome our wonderful new staff!

“We look forward to serving the residents of Mt. Shasta by providing quality patient care. We are committed to making the transition as streamlined as possible. The service, quality, and patient care will carry on in the same manner, sustaining the great reputation that Dr. Cohn’s practice has had for many years,” said Dave Jones, Mountain Valleys Health Centers CEO. The patient hours for the Mount Shasta Health Center are Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM-12:00 PM & 2:00-5:00 PM.

Mountain Valleys Health Centers, Inc., (MVHC) is a not-for-profit community health center organization offering quality health, behavioral, and dental care to rural communities in northeastern California for over 30 years. Mountain Valleys Health Centers is located in Bieber, Burney, Dorris, Fall River, and Tulelake. Stay connected with us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MVHCenters.