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Rinehart Clinic seeks community participation to help plan for future expansion

February, 2018:  The Rinehart Clinic rents our clinic space from the Nehalem Bay Health District for $55,000 per year. As part of our budget and strategic planning process, the Rinehart Clinic Board of Directors has created a Property Development Sub-Committee. If you are interested in assisting the Clinic with planning for the expansion of our present location or in helping to develop new location possibilities, please email Brooke Hua at bhua @ rinehartclinic.org.

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Rinehart Clinic receives Tier 4 Status as a Patient-Centered Primary Care Clinic

May, 2017:  The Rinehart Clinic has been awarded Tier 4 status by the Oregon Health Authority as a Patient-Centered Primary Care Home. 

Patient-Centered Primary Care Home is a health care clinic that has been recognized for its commitment to patient-centered care – care where the patient is the most important part of his or her own care.

The Oregon Health Authority has a five-tier system for rating the standards of care for patient-centered clinics based on these core attributes:

  • Access to Care – The clinic helps patients get the care they need, when they need it;
  • Accountability – Recognized clinics are responsible for making sure patients receive the best possible care;
  • Comprehensive – The clinic’s patients get the care, information, and services they need;
  • Continuity – The clinic works with its patients and the community to improve patient and population health over time;
  • Coordination and integration – The clinic helps patients navigate the system to meet the patients’ needs in a safe and timely way;
  • Patient and family-centered – The clinic recognizes that patients are the most important members of the health care team and that they are ultimately responsible for their overall health and wellness.

Over the course of the past year, the health care team at Rinehart Clinic has worked to improve its patient-centered measures. To receive Tier 4 designation, the clinic passed all standards and improved its scores on every one of the core attributes listed above.

“I am incredibly proud of our care team,” said Rinehart Clinic Chief Executive Officer Marge Jozsa. “We have worked hard to build a strong team-based approach – and our patients are an important part of the team! This Tier 4 designation is evidence that our hard work is paying off.”

 Dr. Jeffrey Luty, medical director

Dr. Jeffrey Luty, medical director

Rinehart Clinic names new Medical Director:  Dr. Jeffrey Luty

January 12, 2017:  Rinehart Clinic CEO Marge Jozsa has announced the appointment of Dr. Jeffrey Luty as the clinic’s new Medical Director, effective immediately. Dr. Luty started at the Rinehart Clinic part-time in October, 2015, and joined the staff full-time in December, 2015. He has played a vital role in the clinic’s transition since the retirement of Dr. Harry Rinehart in August, 2015.

Dr. Luty holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Oregon and earned his Medical Degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. He has a broad background in urgent and primary care, with a specialization in addictions treatment. 

Marge Jozsa, Chief Executive Officer of the Rinehart Clinic, made the decision to offer the position of Medical Director to Dr. Luty, citing his commitment to the mission and to the patients of the Rinehart Clinic. “We are thrilled that Dr. Luty has accepted the position of Medical Director. He has had such a positive influence on our work of fostering a team approach to patient-centered care; his leadership and oversight will help guide continued improvements at the Rinehart Clinic.”

“I was honored to be considered for the role of Medical Director,” says Dr. Luty. “It has been a challenge and a privilege to have been a part of ushering in a new era at the Rinehart Clinic. I look forward to building upon our team-based, patient-centered approach that helps enable patients to make the behavior changes that are essential for happy, healthy lives. Marge Jozsa has assembled an awesome team to achieve this groundbreaking change in health care delivery and I am lucky to be a part of it.”