Coast Community Health Center (CCHC) would like to invite the community to the dedication of the Auborn Center for Wellness, housed in the newly renovated Umpqua Bank Building located at 716 NE, US-101 in Port Orford. Ribbon Cutting, music and light refreshments will begin at 4:00PM on Friday September 27th, 2019.

The Umpqua Bank building will house a pharmacy (an absent resource for years), conference room, admin offices and exam rooms slated to open in the coming weeks. The renovation is the result of generous donations, and volunteers from Port Orford community; work contracted with Paradise Excavation & Construction, owned by Mike Hewitt. Port Orford Main Street, with input from CCHC, received a grant from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for exterior renovations of the Umpqua Bank Building. CCHC has also partnered with OHSU throughout the year for rotations of health professionals. New housing for these professionals is located just north of the former Bank building. Another health care facility will be located near Driftwood Elementary School to provide a full complement of medical/dental/mental health services with groundbreaking in the late fall of 2019.

CCHC, based in Bandon, was established in 2010 as a not-for-profit rural health center, providing medical and other ancillary services to Southern Coos and Northern Curry Counties. In 2013 CCHC received the only funding award (in the State of Oregon) under the Bureau of Primary Healthcare, Health Resources Services Administration, to become a Federally Qualified Health Center.
“Words can’t express how grateful Coast Community Health Center is for Umpqua’s generosity and Port Orford Main Street Revitalization Association partnership,” said Linda Maxon, CEO of CCHC. “Bringing our comprehensive approach of health and wellness to Port Orford has been one of our top priorities.”

CCHC wishes to deeply acknowledge its gratitude to the State Historic Preservation Office of Oregon, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. These grants coupled with Port Orford Main Street Revitalization Association and local commitment, contractors and volunteers have made this become a reality.

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