News & Events

Explore our latest community health events in Oregon, plus health tips and more. Get to know the faces behind NHC. Featuring healthcare stories from patients, friends and staff of NHC.

care provider

Community’s Role in Mental Healthcare

From Catherine Kateley-Williams, NHC Behavioral Health Program Manager Although the mind and body are often viewed as separate, they are closely related. Health is comprehensive – our physical and mental health work together in our bodies, impacting and shifting one another.  While physical health and illnesses can be visible and thus easier to diagnose, mental…

Read more

COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children: A primary care provider shares her perspective

Dr. Carolyn Emerick provides primary care services for patients of all ages at our Tanasbourne Clinic. She discusses the importance of vaccinating children against COVID-19 and shares why she decided to enroll all three of her young children in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. Why vaccinate? Many wonder why children need to be vaccinated against COVID-19.…

Read more

NHC leans into its mission, with positive impact

Beauty from Ashes: Paul and Amy’s story Uche Nwizu, a Clinical Pharmacist with NHC, provides care for a couple with several chronic conditions. Amy* has hypertension and schizophrenia and her husband Paul* has diabetes, liver cirrhosis, and bipolar disorder. Uche has been helping Amy and Paul manage their health for two years. Uche also supports…

Read more

Get to know NHC Pharmacist Jovin Panthapattu

We asked Dr. Jovin Panthapattu, PharmD, RPh, BCACP, a pharmacist at our Canby and Oregon City Medical Clinics, to share a bit about what led him to pursue a career in healthcare, what he loves most about his job – and how COVID-19 has changed things: Q. How did you decide to become a pharmacist? I was introduced to the…

Read more

Celebrating our Doctors

In honor of National Doctors’ Day, we asked Otuodita Ejiasa, MD to share a little about herself and what it’s like to be a healthcare provider during this unique moment in history. Meet Dr. Otuodita Ejiasa NHC’s Dr. Otuodita Ejiasa At the tender age of three, Dr. Ejiasa – or “Dr. E” as she’s known…

Read more

Honoring NHC Nurses

In honor of Nurses Week, we’re sharing a powerful example of how our nurses make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable in our community. A Distressed Caller Alysia Hill, a registered nurse in NHC’s call center, recently took a call from a patient that was in distress over a past due bill.…

Read more

Caring for patients for more than 50 years: Sally’s story

Sally Loprinzi, a nurse at Neighborhood Health Center’s largest clinic, has been with NHC since the nonprofit opened ten years ago. At a time when so many are leaving the profession, Sally still speaks with joy and enthusiasm about the career she entered more than half a century ago. When asked what she loves best…

Read more