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Fortuna ODCHC Grand Opening 

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Mark Larson
The Fortuna Chamber of Commerce organized a traditional ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the new Fortuna Open Door Community Center with the help of (among others) 2nd District County Supervisor Estelle Fennell, St. Joseph Health Humboldt CEO Roberta Luskin-Hawk, North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman, ODCHC interim CEO Cheyenne Spetzler and ODCHC Board President Kathy Moxon.
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Cheyenne Spetzler, interim CEO of Open Door Community Health Center and widow of long-time CEO Herrmann Spetzler, greeted guests at the grand opening of the new $12 million health-care facility in Fortuna.
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Dennis Scott, president of the McLean Foundation (one of the new facility's major donors), expressed his appreciation for the large number of community donors, who made contributions ranging from ranging from $5 to several thousand dollars.
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St. Joseph Health Humboldt CEO Roberta Luskin-Hawk singled out the collaborative effort between ODCHC and St. Jospeh Health's Redwood Memorial Hospital to improve healthcare in Fortuna.
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Kathy Moxon, president of the board of directors for Open Door Community Health Centers, thanked the Fortuna and Eel River valley communities for providing ODCHC the opportunity to create the new healthcare facility.
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North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman offered historical background about the medical care crisis that faced Fortuna and the Eel River valley five years ago, and acknowledged the wide variety of support and fundraising and the important role of Herrmann Spetzler's vision for bringing Open Door to help address that crisis.
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Cheyenne Spetzler, interim CEO of Open Door Community Health Center and widow of long-time CEO Herrmann Spetzler, offered her thanks as she described the five-plus years of planning, design, permitting, fundraising and construction of the new $12 million healthcare facility in Fortuna.
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The Fortuna Chamber of Commerce helped organize a traditional ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the new Fortuna Open Door Community Center with the help of (among others) Second District County Supervisor Estelle Fennell, St. Joseph Health Humboldt CEO Roberta Luskin-Hawk,North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman, ODCHC interim CEO Cheyenne Spetzler and ODCHC Board President Kathy Moxon.
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Longtime ODCHC colleagues interim CEO Cheyenne Spetzler and Medical Director Bill Hunter reminisce after the ribbon-cutting.
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Leland and Eileen Mora, of Fortuna, and granddughter Orianna, checked out one of the new ODCHC facility's rooms that held an entryway plaque commemorating their donation to the building's construction.
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Mark Larson
The Fortuna Chamber of Commerce organized a traditional ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the new Fortuna Open Door Community Center with the help of (among others) 2nd District County Supervisor Estelle Fennell, St. Joseph Health Humboldt CEO Roberta Luskin-Hawk, North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman, ODCHC interim CEO Cheyenne Spetzler and ODCHC Board President Kathy Moxon.

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