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NorthShore Medical Group To Join One Community Health

Enhanced care and expanded providers for the Columbia River Gorge communities in each Oregon and Washington.

WHITE SALMON, WA, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2023/ — One Community Health (OCH) and NorthShore Medical Group (NSMG), two of the Columbia River Gorge’s main care teams, are becoming a member of forces to extend well being providers for Gorge residents on each side of the Columbia River. Beginning in January 2024, NorthShore Medical Group will change into a part of One Community Health.

Each organizations have deep neighborhood roots. NSMG was based in 1974 and OCH in 1986, and each share the purpose of delivering distinctive patient-centered care. By combining forces, sufferers will profit from extra handy entry and expanded providers.

“Teaming up will enable us to carry the absolute best care to our sufferers,” says Allen LaBerge, MD of NSMG. “At NorthShore we take into account it an important privilege to look after our neighbors and neighborhood. Rising along with One Community Health shall be an important factor for the well being of the Gorge.”

The mixture will carry many constructive adjustments, with each organizations keen about new well being providers turning into extra accessible for folks residing in Washington. Each organizations are additionally dedicated to creating positive it’s straightforward for sufferers to proceed to obtain the identical nice care expertise they’ve grown to count on. “We may have the identical suppliers and workers. Sufferers can proceed to name the identical cellphone numbers, and we’ll stay right here for the neighborhood 7 days per week,” says Chris Samuels, MD at NSMG.

“We’re excited to have the ability to higher help our communities,” continues Dr. Chris Samuels. “OCH supplies a broad vary of providers for sufferers and neighborhood members. Washington sufferers may have entry to vital providers like diabetic educators, dental care, further psychological well being providers, and cellular clinics.”

Folks with medical insurance, in addition to these with out insurance coverage, will proceed to be welcomed as sufferers. Each organizations obtain federal funding to supply providers to all, no matter insurance coverage standing. Medicare, Medicaid (Apple Health and Oregon Health Plan), and most business insurance policy are accepted. Each organizations supply a complete sliding scale low cost program for folks with out insurance coverage. New to NSMG sufferers would be the alternative to make the most of the sliding scale low cost program for insurance policy with excessive deductibles, copayments, or restricted protection. Moreover, NSMG sufferers will now not have a Medicare Half B deductible.

“The group at NSMG has been offering excellent care to the Gorge neighborhood for practically 50 years. We’re honored to return collectively to proceed to construct upon that sturdy legacy and develop entry to important providers like dental care and obstetrics for Washington neighborhood members,” says Max Janasik, Chief Govt Officer at One Community Health. “Most significantly the group at NSMG operates with shared values to our personal and places sufferers first of their choices. The mixed experience, ardour, and excellent suppliers each organizations carry collectively will assist guarantee Gorge residents have entry to glorious care for many years to return.”

About One Community Health

One Community Health (OCH) is a nonprofit, Federally Certified Health Heart with places in The Dalles and Hood River, Oregon, and two cellular medical clinics. Previously referred to as La Clínica del Cariño Household Health Care Heart, Inc., OCH was based in 1986 to look after migrant farmworkers and different susceptible communities within the Gorge. OCH is a Tier 5 Affected person-Centered Major Care House and has acquired accolades such because the Finest Major Care Clinic of 2019 by the Central Oregon Impartial Follow Affiliation. OCH has additionally been acknowledged as a Prime Office in Oregon and SW Washington in each 2021 and 2022.

OCH at the moment supplies medical, dental, behavioral well being, and outreach providers to greater than 23,000 sufferers. Devoted to advancing well being & social justice for all neighborhood members, OCH serves sufferers from the Mid-Columbia River Gorge Area: Wasco, Hood River, Klickitat, and Skamania Counties.

About NorthShore Medical Group

NorthShore Medical Group (NSMG) is dedicated to offering prime quality main care to everybody in our neighborhood. Based in 1974 and previously referred to as Mid Columbia Household Health Heart, NSMG has places of work in White Salmon and Stevenson. Open seven days per week, they ship medical and behavioral well being providers to greater than 18,000 sufferers and their households all through Klickitat, Skamania, Hood River, and Wasco Counties. NSMG is an award-winning educating web site for the College of Washington College of Medication, Division of Household Medication.

Michele Shrum-Guerrero
One Community Health
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