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    FOUR - Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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$123,611 year-to-date
MCHD had $916,862
in gross patient revenue for
that month, with $90,373
in revenue deductions,
$149,591 in tax revenue
and $8,957 in other operat-
ing revenue for $985,037
in total operating revenue.
December showed
$938,305 in total operating
expenses for the $178,342
gain for the month.
In other business, the
-learned from Houser
that a physician, Dr. Rich-
ard Aballay, visited the
district the week of January
15 and the Irrigon Clinic on
January 17 and has been
put on an expedited list
to be licensed faster than
normal. Houser also said
that Dan Doherty, PA-C is
completing the credential-
ing process and is plan-
ning to start at the Irrigon
Clinic in March. He said
that Dr. Dan Hambleton
currently provides care at
the Irrigon Clinic twice a
month, Dr. Russ Nichols,
once a month, with Vickie
Kent, Family Nurse Practi-
tioner, remaining the full-
time provider. He said that
Dana Brannon, FNP, is also
scheduled at IMC during
the month.
-learned from Houser
that 19 upper and lower
endoscopies (colonosco-
pies) have been completed
since the procedure room
reopened in December,
through January 25, after
state-mandated remodel-
ing. He said that Dr. Russ
Nichols is now schedul-
ing scopes twice a month.
Houser said that he had
received “lots of very nice
comments from patients
concerning how nice the
room is and how much they
appreciate not having to
travel out of town for this
-heard from Houser that
CREZ (Columbia River En-
terprise Zone) awarded
$100,000 to the district to
go toward the Irrigon Medi-
cal Clinic project. He said
the district currently had
$310,000 from grants for
the project and the district
plans to resubmit a request
for a Ford Foundation Grant
within the month.
-discussed the district’s
ownership of the ambu-
lance services county-wide.
Board member Leann Rea
reported that many people
in the Boardman and Ir-
rigon areas were unaware
that the district provided
ambulance services in those
Boardman Ambulance
had 38 page-outs with 19
transports in November,
50 page-outs with 21 trans-
ports in December and 476
page-outs with 240 trans-
ports at the year end. Irrigon
Ambulance had 24 page-
outs with 19 transports for
November, 30 page-outs
with 12 transports for De-
cember and 319 page-outs
with 196 transports for the
year. There were 42 life
flights for the year. Heppner
Ambulance had 29 page-
outs with 22 transports for
$40,451 in revenue for No-
vember, 30 page-outs with
21 transports for $37,379
in revenue for December
and 320 page-outs with 256
transports for the year. Ione
Ambulance had two page
outs with one transport for
November, four page-outs
with no transports for De-
cember and 31 page-outs
with four transports for the
-received the following
report: Pioneer Memorial
Hospital had eight admis-
sions for December, two
swing bed admissions, eight
admissions for observation,
one hospital respite admis-
sion, 501 total outpatients,
75 emergency room en-
counters, 1,850 lab tests,
106 x-ray/ultrasound tests,
27 CT scans, five MRI
scans, 18 EKG tests, one
upper endoscopy proce-
dure, 12 lower endoscopy
procedures, nine respiratory
therapy procedures; Pioneer
Memorial Clinic had 372
patient visits for Decem-
ber, seven new patients,
42 seen by a nurse and 15
no-shows, 386 patient vis-
its for November with six
new patients, 76 seen by
a nurse and 17 no-shows;
Irrigon Medical Clinic had
292 patient visits for De-
cember, 26 new patients,
43 seen by a nurse and 41
no-shows, 241 patient visits
in November with 14 new
patients, 58 seen by a nurse
and 35 no-shows; Ione
Community Clinic had 35
patient visits in December,
with three new patients, 13
seen by a nurse and zero
no-shows, 36 patient visits
in November, four new
patients, 18 seen by a nurse
and zero no-shows; Home
Health had 105 patient
visits in December, with
123 in November; Hospice
had three admissions each
in November and Decem-
ber; Pharmacy had 2,276
drug doses in December for
$66,108 in drug revenue,
and 2,566 drug doses in
November for $69,757 in
Chamber announcements and
upcoming events
Heppner Chamber’s
Annual Town and Country
Community Awards din-
ner will be held on Thurs-
day, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. at
the Morrow County Fair-
grounds. This annual event,
coordinated by the Heppner
Chamber of Commerce,
recognizes nominated com-
munity members and a local
business for their involve-
ment in our community.
The theme for the event
will be” An Evening with
the Stars” and the awards
will recognize a Woman
of the Year, Man of the
Year, Business of the Year,
Citizen-Educator of the
Year, Lifetime Achieve-
ment and a Youth Award.
Dinner, catered by Alvin
Liu of Gateway Café, will
consist of prime rib, green
salad, green beans, roll and
dessert. So purchase your
tickets early and plan on
coming out and enjoying a
great community event and
celebrate with just a few of
the great community mem-
bers who make Heppner a
great place to live.
Sunday, Feb. 11 at 6
p.m., Valentine’s Dinner at
Heppner Christian Church.
Bring a date or come alone
for a Valentine’s Dinner of
prime rib, baked potato,
tossed green salad, roll and
cheesecake for dessert.
There is no charge for the
meal but donations will go
to Hope2Liberia.
Tuesday, Feb. 13 from
5-7 p.m., U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers will hold the
Heppner students
named to Dean’s list
Emily Cecil and Rylee Kollman, Heppner, were
named to the Eastern Oregon University fall 2017 Dean’s
list. At the close of fall term, 529 EOU students qualified
for the Dean’s list. To qualify, students must maintain a
GPA of 3.5 or higher while completing at least 12 hours
of graded coursework during the term.
The Loop to hold meeting
The Loop Morrow
County Transportation will
hold a meeting Feb. 13
at 2:30 p.m. in the lower
conference room at the
Bartholomew Building,
Heppner. The purpose of
the meeting is to go over the
budget that will be present-
ed to the Morrow County
budget committee in April.
Pancake supper to
be held
All Saints Episcopal Church and Hope Lutheran
Church will host the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on
Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 5-7 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal,
140 W. Church St. in Heppner.
The supper will include pancakes, ham, fruit, coffee,
tea, milk and juice. Cost is $5 for adults; $4 for students
and $15 for a family.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Mid-Columbia River Re-
gional Master Plan Open
House (Willow Creek Fo-
cus Area) in the Heppner
City Hall conference room.
The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers is developing a
Mid-Columbia River Re-
gional Master Plan to ad-
dress the management of
recreational, natural and
cultural resources, specifi-
cally for Willow Creek.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
from 5-9 p.m., The Gate-
way Café will be serv-
ing a special Valentines
Steak and Seafood dinner.
Reservations are strongly
recommended and can be
made by calling 541-676-
6000 or texting 541-980-
2014. Leave a message
with your name, contact
number, number of people
and preferred time. Orders
from the regular menu will
also be offered.
Thursday, Feb. 15, the
Willow Creek Valley Eco-
nomic Development Group
is hosting their annual lun-
cheon from 12-1 p.m. in
the Senior Center dining
room with Gary Neal as
the speaker. RSVP no later
than Tuesday, Feb. 13 to
guarantee a lunch. Lunch
will be served by Alvin Liu
of Gateway Café and the
menu will consist of BBQ
ribs, BBQ chicken, BBQ
beans, potato salad and des-
sert. Contact the Chamber
at 541-676-5536 to RSVP.
Sunday, Feb. 18 at 8
a.m., Sweetheart’s Break-
fast at the Heppner Chris-
tian Church. Breakfast will
consist of pancakes, eggs
and bacon. The breakfast
is free.
Tuesday, Mar. 6 from
10-11:30 a.m., Walla Walla
VA Medical Center Town
Hall meeting. This Town
Hall presentation on VA
Modernization – the next
chapter in VA’s story of
change will be held in the
Irrigon Library and is for all
Veterans and any interested
community members. Mor-
row County transportation
will be provided by The
Loop, call 844-676-5667 to
secure a seat.
Friday, Mar. 16 through
Sunday, Mar. 18, 36 th An-
nual Wee Bit O’ Ireland St.
Patrick’s Celebration. The
St. Patrick’s committee is
busy planning this year’s
event. If you are interested
in volunteering for any part
of the weekend, contact the
Heppner Chamber at 541-
676-5536. Father Condon’s
play “Searching for Mean-
ing” will be performed on
Thursday, Mar. 15 at 7 p.m.
at the St. Patrick’s Parish
Heppner Public Library
is offering Drop In Teen
Time on the 2 nd and 4 th
Thursdays of every month
at 6 p.m. Upcoming events
include Nerf Wars on Feb.
8 and Minute to Win it
games on Feb. 22. Contact
the Heppner Library at
541-676-9964 for more
OSP establishes
direct call mobile
phone number
Oregon State Police has
established *OSP (*677),
a mobile phone direct call
number to provide the pub-
lic with a quick, easy to re-
member number to use for
non-emergency reporting
of traffic safety, highway
hazards and obstructions,
minor crashes and requests
for assistance. *OSP is
not an emergency number
and 9-1-1 still remains the
emergency number to call
for an emergency. *OSP
connects directly into the
state police dispatch center
and is answered by a live
dispatcher 24 hours a day,
seven days a week.
The police department,
in collaboration with Or-
egon Department of Trans-
portation (ODOT) and Or-
egon’s cell phone providers
have secured this number
to make it easier to contact
the OSP for non-emergency
police services and road
Currently, Verizon,
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile
and US Cellular have
worked with the department
to facilitate this service. As
this program develops, OSP
hopes other cell providers
will partner in this venture
to provide access to all cell
phone users.
Indicating that since
the majority of motorists
now have cell phones, this
easy to remember number
will help ensure people
have a way to report non-
emergency issues directly
to OSP. For members of the
public who do not have cell
phone service or have pro-
viders that do not currently
support this access number,
they can still dial the de-
partment’s toll free phone
number 800-452-7888.
According to the press
release, this service using
*OSP was established as
a way to better serve the
public and ensure a fast and
easy way to contact OSP for
public safety services.
124 N. MAIN STREET HEPPNER OR 541-676-9481