News & Events

Get to know the faces behind NHC and find the latest news and community health events. Explore health care stories from patients, friends and staff of NHC. Plus tips, resources and more related to our mission led work, with patients at the center.

NHC receives $25,000 grant from Oregon Community Foundation

We are thrilled to announce NHC has received a $25,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to help respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. “We are so grateful for this support from the Oregon Community Foundation, especially at this time when so many in our community are facing extraordinary financial pressures as a result of COVID,”…

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NHC receives $1,000 Walmart Community Grant

Neighborhood Health Center has been awarded a $1,000 grant from Walmart to support the organization’s work with underserved, at-risk patients in Washington County. “We are very excited to have such a great partnership with Walmart and are very thankful for the grant,” said Zach Rosko, Director of Pharmacy and Care Teams at NHC. He added that the funding from…

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Spotlight on NHC Board Chair, Donalda Dodson

When asked what makes Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) special, Donalda Dodson doesn’t miss a beat: “Listening to the patients, being community-driven, and working within the community… and having a high bar for quality,” she adds. And Dodson would know. She has invested in NHC for the past ten years, serving on its board of directors,…

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Supporting our staff through COVID-19

Thanks to two partner organizations for highlighting the unique ways NHC is supporting staff during COVID-19. Read more at the links below. To Avoid Pink Slips During COVID-19, an Oregon Health Center Opens a Staff-Run Child Care Center for Its Employees “When Neighborhood Health Center got word that the state was ordering a lockdown to…

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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.…

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Spotlight on NHC Pediatrician, Dr. Philip Miller

Over the course of his career, Dr. Philip Miller, a pediatrician with Neighborhood Health Center (NHC), estimates that he’s seen more than a quarter of a million patients. This year Dr. Miller celebrates ten years with NHC. What’s the most rewarding part of his job? He says it’s being in a position to give people…

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Celebrating our Providers on National Doctors’ Day

Meet Drs. Karla Goodman and Emily Viggiano, two of the dedicated providers who make up our team at Neighborhood Health Center. Dr. Goodman is a naturopathic doctor and Viggiano, a pediatrician. In honor of National Doctors Day, we asked what led them each to pursue a career in healthcare, what brought them to NHC –…

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NHC expands access for patients across Portland-metro

We are growing! Patients in Clackamas and Washington Counties will enjoy greater access to comprehensive care with the addition of two community health centers that will transition to Federally Qualified Health Centers in early 2020. NHC has recently acquired two clinics: Oregon City Medical and Beaverton Family Medicine. The addition of these two clinics means…

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Local artist and students create murals for NHC patients

Patients visiting Neighborhood Health Center are now greeted with colorful, community-focused artwork, thanks to local muralist Una Kim her students at Portland State University (PSU). NHC recently unveiled two vibrant murals funded by the Regional Arts & Cultural Council (RACC) at the organization’s new Tigard offices. Kim says she and her students designed the pieces…

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Employee Giving Story

This holiday season, one employee has decided to give back in a big way. We mean it when we say our Neighborhood Health Center staff are incredibly caring and dedicated to the work they do and the populations they serve. They are incredibly generous, too.

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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…

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#GiveHealth: Bringing Quality Care to the Community

COVID-19 Vaccines Giving the gift of health to migrant and seasonal farmworkers Maribel Renteria is Clinic Manager at NHC’s Canby clinic where she oversees day-to-day operations. Many of the patients her team sees are uninsured or on Oregon Health Plan (OHP); a portion of these patients are migrant farmworkers – a community that has been disproportionately…

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