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Ukiah Valley Medical Center Steps In to Help Patients in Need of OB/GYN Services and Access to Patient Medical Records

News Ukiah Valley Medical Center Steps In to Help Patients in Need of OB/GYN Services and Access to Patient Medical Records

In light of the recent departure of Dr. Cortina, a local OB/GYN, Ukiah Valley Medical Center (UVMC) has taken steps to help support his former patients to seek out another specialist in the area and obtain their medical records.

It is important for patients, especially those anticipating delivery, to re-establish care with another physician. UVMC can provide a list of OB/GYNs in our region.  To obtain this list, please call 707.463.7550.

Secure access to patient medical records is also important in this transition. As a result, UVMC is in the process of taking conservatorship of the OB/GYN patient medical records that Dr. Cortina’s has provided up to this point. This transfer will be completed within a few weeks. Should a patient go into labor in the meantime, prenatal records that Dr. Cortina’s office has sent to Labor and Delivery would be available to those providing patient care.

As patients establish care with their new provider UVMC has designated a Medical Records team, phone and fax numbers to handle Medical Record Requests. Patient medical records will be available by faxing a completed Medical Records Request form to 707.463.8006. This request form can be obtained by calling 707.463.7468 or through the UVMC website. https://www.adventisthealth.org/ukiah-valley/pages/patients-and-visitors/medical-records.aspx.

Ukiah Valley Medical Center recognizes the importance of having access to quality OB/GYN specialists. As a result, they are actively recruiting a new OB/GYN to see patients at one of its affiliated clinics. This process takes time, but they are committed to making sure every member of this community has access to the care they need.
 
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Ukiah Valley Medical Center is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 32,700 includes more than 23,400 employees; nearly 5,000 medical staff physicians; and 4,300 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 260 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. In addition, the Adventist Health Plan serves patients in Kings County. Adventist Health ranked #10 in Becker's list of the largest nonprofit hospital systems in the U.S. for 2015. Visit www.uvmc.org for more information.