2012 - present

In recent years, we’ve continued to expand access to care for local patients, providing new services and helping patients navigate the ever-changing world of health insurance. In 2015, our founder and CEO Linnea Hunter retired, and Carole Press, then our chief operating officer, became the new CEO. Ms. Press has continued to make MCHC a wonderful place to work and receive care.  

Here are some of our recent achievements:

  • We’ve welcomed new providers and added new specialty care, including chiropractic and podiatry.

  • Our women’s health team at Care for Her delivered approximately 85% of the babies at Adventist Health Ukiah Valley in recent years.

  • We’ve worked in concert with Partnership HealthPlan of California and Covered California to help many of our most vulnerable patients sign up for affordable health insurance. We also worked with Partnership to expand access to care through a telemedicine project at Lakeview Health Center.

  • We deepened our commitment to the team-based approach defined by the Patient-Centered Health Home (PCHH) model, achieving Level 3 (top-level) PCHH recognition from the National Committee on Quality Assurance for Little Lake Health Center in September 2014.

  • We installed a massive upgrade to our electronic medical records system to make us more efficient and better able to track patient data. Real-time data allows us to be responsive to individual and population-based healthcare needs and trends.

  • We purchased property on Dora Street in Ukiah that will allow us to open our fourth health center site by the end of this year.

  • We reinforced local partnerships, including our connection with the Ford Street Project. This partnership allows patients who are in recovery from substance use disorders to more easily get the medical care they need.

  • In 2013, we completed our $5 million federally funded capital development projects: at Hillside, we completed the Fisher Building; at Lakeview, we created a centralized lobby and expanded clinical pods; at Little Lake, we expanded the facility to create a dedicated space for Care for Her, our women’s health department.