News from Rinehart Clinic
Improvements Ahead (Accompanied by Construction)
Renovations to begin mid-October
UPDATE October 15, 2019: Renovation construction began Tuesday, October 15, 2019. We had anticipated that the clinic and pharmacy would remain open throughout the project, but it will be necessary to close the pharmacy on Thursday, October 17. Our apologies to our patients and customers for any inconvenience.
Construction is expected to be complete before the end of the year.
We thank all our patients, customers, and staff for your patience during our renovation efforts.
October, 2019: We are pleased to report that Rinehart Clinic received grant funding for minor renovations and updates throughout the clinic. Construction will begin mid-October and should conclude mid-December.
The clinic and pharmacy will remain open during most of the project, but it will be necessary to close the pharmacy on Thursday, October 17. We will do our best to minimize the impact, but patients and customers (and staff too) can expect a few disruptions along the way.
We look forward to being able to serve you even better once the improvements are completed before year's end, but we do apologize for any inconvenience caused by the renovations.
Watch for details and updates here on our website and on our Facebook page.
Thank you for your patience during our renovation project!
Rinehart Clinic welcomes a new Primary Care Provider
July, 2019: Meet Leanna Coy, Rinehart Clinic's new Family Nurse Practitioner. Leanna joined the Rinehart Clinic Team in early July and will start seeing patients in mid-July.
Leanna is an Oregon native with a strong background in both rural healthcare and in women's health. She is passionate about women's healthcare in particular, but loves working with families across the generations from children to parents and grandparents.
She comes to Rinehart Clinic from Legacy Medical Group in Sandy, Oregon. Leanna holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Nursing from Washington State University in Vancouver.
When asked what drew her to the Oregon Coast and to Rinehart Clinic, Leanna responded: "I have always loved coming to the coast since I was a kid and am excited to be able to work in a place I love. I am looking forward to settling in and getting to know this community.”
Leanna is accepting new patients. To make an appointment, please call the front desk at 1-800-368-5182.
Rinehart Clinic staff honored with OPCA Awards of Excellence
May, 2019: The annual Oregon Primary Care Association’s (OPCA) Awards of Excellence program recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of community health center staff throughout Oregon. Rinehart Clinic was one of the clinic’s showcased with the 2019 awards, with three staff members receiving Awards of Excellence:
Denise Weiss, Rinehart Clinic’s Quality Director, was honored with a CHC (Community Health Center) Value Award for fostering a clinic culture focused on improving patient care.
Angelica Godinez, Outreach and Enrollment Navigator, and Sara Todd, one of Rinehart Clinic’s Licensed Clinical Social Workers, received the award for championing quality health care for all in our community.
For a full list of award winners, and details on their accomplishments, visit the OPCA website: www.orpca.org/about-us/annual-awards-of-excellence
Rinehart Clinic now offers acupuncture
February, 2019: Meet Liz Vitale, Rinehart Clinic's acupuncturist, who is bringing patients a new option for managing chronic pain and other health concerns.
Offering acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Liz focuses on treating chronic medical conditions and addressing the root causes of disease. She has a background in pain management and addiction, including smoking cessation.
Liz holds a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland.
She is currently accepting patients on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Rinehart Clinic. If you would like to make an appointment, please call 800-368-5182, ext. 101.
Rinehart Clinic welcomes new CEO
January, 2019: The Rinehart Clinic is pleased to welcome Gail Nelson as our new Chief Executive Officer. Gail will join the team in late January.
An extensive search for a new CEO had been under way since late summer. The previous CEO, Marge Jozsa, resigned in October ahead of her scheduled 2018 year-end retirement.
Ms. Nelson has a background in rural healthcare and with federally-qualified health centers. For the past five years, she has served as Associate Director of Chambers Community Health Centers, Inc. in Anahuac, Texas.
Gail places an emphasis on recruitment and retention of qualified staff. She also has a strong focus on monitoring and improving quality, patient-centered primary care, and she believes firmly in collaboration–both among clinic staff and with community partners.
According to Camy VonSeggern, President of Rinehart Clinic's Board of Directors, Gail is well qualified for the job. She is excited to get started and make the move to the Oregon coast.
"The search committee was impressed with Gail's knowledge about rural healthcare challenges and her approach to running a clinic and pharmacy," said Camy. "We are confident she will serve Rinehart Clinic well and we are pleased she has chosen to accept the leadership role here."
Ms. Nelson provided the following statement regarding her new role at Rinehart Clinic: “I look forward to working with the leadership team and staff of the Rinehart Clinic and Pharmacy. I want to help the organization continue to fulfill its mission of providing high-quality, complete, personalized healthcare for residents and visitors, regardless of their health conditions and financial circumstances. It was apparent to me immediately upon meeting everyone, that each member of the team is compassionate about health care, their role(s) in the Center, and the collaborative approach to finding creative solutions to complex needs. My goal is to identify new strategic partnerships, strengthen existing community relationships, and create a sense of excitement about the future.”
Ms. Nelson received her Masters of Health Administration, as well as a Bachelor of Health Administration, from Texas State University-San Marcos. She also attended the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program and is board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
Please join us in extending Gail a warm welcome to the clinic and to the North County community.