Neighbors Care Fund — Entiat Regional Health Clinic still building
December 11, 2014 - storage organizer
ENTIAT — Bundled opposite a cold, patients ramble in from a icy darkness, happy to find regard and anticipating for relief. Before long, coughs and sniffles spin to sharp-witted gibberish and laughter. Everyone in Entiat seems to know any other. The wait for those seeking cold remedies, sports physicals and something to heal an ear infection goes by quickly.
It was a bustling night during a Entiat Regional Health Clinic, located in a Entiat Valley Community Center. Four immature patients and some relatives sat on folding chairs while watchful to see Erin Cudney, a pediatric helper practitioner, for a medical checkup. The hearing room is an open-ceiling modular apartment set adult precariously in a dilemma of a vast room that has before served as a church, grill and a bakery. The rest of a unprepared building is multi-purpose. In further to a use as a watchful room and accepting and registration table during hospital hours, it serves as a internal food bank, giveaway wardrobe closet, classroom for education classes and village events center.
The importance here is clearly on assisting people in need, rather than neat and neat appearances. That will come later.
The Entiat Regional Health Clinic is one of 4 non-profit organizations that will accept a share of this year’s Neighbors Care Fund. Your donations will assistance a hospital strech a full intensity and assistance more people.
The hospital changed into a aged church about a year ago. The building is still in early stages of correct and remodel. Patients are still training what a hospital can yield and when it is open. Some evenings patients line adult for help. Some nights there have been no patients during all, said Cudney.
Organizers devise to enhance hours to some-more than one dusk a week and urge hearing bedrooms for a opening year to yield giveaway medical assistance for low income, uninsured and under-insured residents of Chelan and Douglas counties.
Cudney’s husband, Yancy Seamans, an modernized purebred helper practitioners (ARNP), also volunteers during a clinic. Claudia Nilson, ARNP, is a clinic’s director. Doctors, nurses and all staff are unpaid volunteers.
“We’ve been looking for a approach to perform a goal to assistance and turn partial of a community,” pronounced Cudney. She and Seamans changed to Wenatchee this summer. He works during Confluence Health. She will start operative during Columbia Pediatrics. Both devise to continue their proffer work during Entiat. “It’s good to feel a skills are needed here.”
Sandra Solorza brought her daughter, Angelica Solorza-Kimble, 12, to see Cudney about a determined ear ache.
“This is so convenient. My eyes are bad and we can’t expostulate into Wenatchee after dark,” pronounced Solarza, who lives a few miles adult Entiat River Road. There are no other medical services accessible between Wenatchee and Chelan. Both are about 20 miles away.
The hospital has served some-more than 30 clients. A mobile dental hospital that visited a past dual years by Medical Teams International after extend supports were found helped 58 internal residents with tooth problems.
“Our sign is no assign for anything for anyone,” pronounced May Segle, a operation’s director and firebrand organizer.
Far some-more clients will be helped as a hospital becomes entirely established, she said. Segle, with crony Cathy Montgomery and a few others, have dreamed of a health hospital operative in tandem with a community’s food bank and other services for years. It’s been delayed going, though it’s going. Segle pronounced a hospital is still in a early growth stages. Plans are in a works to supplement 3 “real” hearing bedrooms and a new opening and watchful room. The hospital has had lots of assistance from Washington Healthcare Access Alliance, Medical Teams International, Confluence Health, Columbia Valley Community Health, Upper Valley Medical Cascade Clinic, Entiat School District, city of Entiat, Community Foundation of North Central Washington and others, pronounced Segle. The groups have helped her request for grants, find over-abundance apparatus and offering loads of advice.
The building offers space for a village center’s many functions, Segle said. But it’s in good need of work. Volunteers have worked tough to correct a abused building’s sagging roof and shop-worn timber floors. A H2O heater detonate this summer and flooded a basement, deleterious a area’s storage area for donated wardrobe and food. When wildfires combined widespread puncture this summer, assistance for evacuees took dominance over remodel work.
Segle pronounced a hospital is in need of donations, volunteers — both medical professionals and others — and clients.
“One of a biggest problems is removing a word out that we’re here,” she said.