Mountain Valleys Health Centers’ CEO, Dave Jones, was interviewed this week by Emmy Award winning journalist, John Blackstone, from CBS News. Dave, staff, and patients were interviewed by CBS to discover how the Affordable Care Act is impacting rural health. CBS wants the stories to be told and patients to know they are being heard. The date of when the interview will be aired is TBD.
Mountain Valleys Health Centers (MVHC) is pleased to announce we have signed an agreement with Mercy Maternity Clinic in Redding, CA. Dr. Olivia and Dr. Perry, from the Maternity Clinic will assist MVHC providers with prenatal care of low risk pregnant women. OB patients can establish prenatal care with Dr. Dahle, Dr. Nix, Sharon Hanson-Nurse Practitioner, or Heather Corr-Physician Assistant. These women will have normal prenatal visits with one of these providers. At 20 weeks these patients will travel to see one of the Mercy Maternity doctors to evaluate current progress. A plan of care will be formalized and the patient will return to her MVHC provider for the remainder of care. Labor and delivery will take place with the Mercy providers at Mercy Medical Center. After this they will return to MVHC for postpartum and newborn care.
Women still have the choice of going to the doctor and facility of their choice. However, this option just gives women the ability to have the majority of their care here, close to home.
“We are excited to have these services available for expecting mothers,” says Dave Jones, CEO for Mountain Valleys. “Being pregnant is a joyous time, and we want to provide quality prenatal care locally and close to home for our patients. We are very grateful to Mercy and excited about the future. Healthy families mean healthy communities!” Mountain Valleys Health Centers offers a wide range of services such as basic primary care, women’s health, physicals, well baby care, behavioral health, dental services, and much more!