10/13/2011 7:58 AM
Open Door Health Services is proud to be part of the National Health Services Corps (NHSC) program and is especially proud to recognize our providers who have completed or are participating in the program. Thursday, October 13, 2011 is the inaugural Corps Community Day, a day to celebrate this federal program and what it provides to community health centers across the country.
NHSC improves access to care for people living in communities with a shortage of primary care providers, which includes portions of Delaware County and the surrounding areas. Approximately one in five Americans live in a primary care shortage area, which means that 21% of Americans go without essential health services or have to travel long distance to receive those services.
NHSC provides financial, professional, and educational resources to qualified providers who want to practice in these underserved areas. The program is currently working with more than 9,000 doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, behavioral health specialists, dentists, and dental hygienists across the county who have, in turn, provided care to more than 9 million Americans.
Open Door Health Services would like to recognize the following providers who are currently participated in the program or have completed the program in its entirety:
Sandra Bailey, Certified Nurse Midwife
April Bird, Dental Hygienist
Robin Cooper, Family Planning Nurse Practitioner
Brandy Dantzer, Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
Kimberly Koch, Dentist
Elizabeth Pino, Pediatrician
Deborah Spurr, Family Practice Nurse Practitioner