Eel River Valley Citizens One Step Closer to Better Healthcare
The new Open Door is scheduled to be open and in operation, December of 2017. It will be located off of Rohnerville Road near the area of Redwood Memorial Hospital. The new health center will help provide much needed medical access to Eel River Valley residents and will hopefully also attract and recruit new medical providers. This is an important area which has been sorely lacking for the past few years.
Per the press release, Herrmann Spetzler, CEO of Open Door Community Health Centers, said “I am excited to have the opportunity to build a new center in the Eel River Valley where access to care is limited because of the loss of many doctors that have moved or retired from the area in the last few years. We thank the Orvamae Emmerson Endowment Fund for this significant contribution to bringing a new state of the art health center to the Eel River Valley.”
The Open Door still needs your help in reaching their goal of raising an additional $3 million dollars in funds. A total of $12 million dollars is needed for this project to be completed and a good portion of that has already been raised through federal loans and foundation grants.