‘We ran out of time’ is urgent plea to public to save health clinic—But good news may be near

  • [photo by Patric Hedlund, The Mountain Enterprise]

    [photo by Patric Hedlund, The Mountain Enterprise]

By Patric Hedlund, TME

A crowd of about 50 good-hearted people met together on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Pine Mountain Village gazebo to talk about the need for compassionate health care west of the Mil Potrero “S” curves, where elders and families have been grateful to receive medical assistance close to home through the Pine Mountain Health Center.

Diane Smallwood was thanking people for coming as they filed in to find seats: “This is so important,” she said. All agreed, speaking about those long winter months when icy roads make it a hazard for them to try to reach medical assistance in…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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‘Never underestimate the tenacious power of a nurse who is also a U.S. Veteran’ was printed on the T-shirt worn by John Powell Saturday. Nurse Practitioner Sharon Powell’s fashion statement was a shoulder brace, from a recent injury. The couple has run the Pine Mountain Health Center for four years. On Saturday, they asked for help to be able to continue the service, which includes house-calls and compassionate care to elders.

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This is part of the September 14, 2018 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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