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Adventist Health Announces Partnership with Vernonia Health Board Effective July 5, 2017

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Adventist Health is pleased to announce a partnership with the Vernonia Health Board to provide healthcare in the community of Vernonia at the Vernonia Health Center effective July 5, 2017. The facility will be operated by Adventist Health Tillamook Medical Group, an organization which specializes in providing rural healthcare.

Tillamook Medical Group is committed to providing top quality care in Vernonia. All patients will be seen and financial assistance is available for uninsured and under insured patients. Kelly O’Sullivan MD will be seeing patients at the Vernonia Health Center. Dr. O’Sullivan is a beloved physician and currently the director of urgent care in Tillamook. She is kind and compassionate and highly skilled. She brings a wealth of experience, leadership skills and patient-centered philosophy of care.

The clinic will see patients on a same day and appointment basis. Limited laboratory services will be available on site and imaging services will come online in the fall.

Tillamook Medical Group currently operates five rural health clinics in Manzanita, Tillamook, Pacific City and Lincoln City including three urgent care clinics, two clinics in Hoodland and Estacada and a facility-based clinic that serves inmates of the Tillamook County Jail. A new health clinic in Banks is scheduled to open later this year. Tillamook Medical Group is part of Tillamook Regional Medical Center, which employs 536 individuals including 60 physicians and providers. Tillamook Regional Medical Center has been recognized as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the nation.

Adventist Health is the parent organization of Tillamook Medical Group. Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system headquartered in Roseville, California, serving more than 75 communities in four states including small towns, suburbs and inner cities across the western states. The workforce of 32,900 includes more than 23,600 employees; nearly 5,000 medical staff physicians; and 4,350 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 20 hospitals, more than 280 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers.

Compelled by the mission to live God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope, Adventist Health is committed to transforming the health experience of our communities by improving physical, mental and spiritual health, enhancing interactions, and making care more accessible and affordable.