In the Media
A fire that destroyed a hillside home in Guerneville early Sunday was the fifth blaze in the Russian River community in the past week and a half and the second in as many days, following a suspicious fire that heavily damaged the town’s health clinic.
A health center in Guerneville is damaged after a fire ripped through the building. The fire started just before 2:30 a.m. at the Russian River Health Center.
A fire blazed through Russian River Health Center early Saturday morning, causing extensive damage and closing down the only medical center in the unincorporated community of Guerneville in Sonoma County.
Homeless people and others at risk of homelessness in the Russian River area will soon have access to a health service clinic focused on servicing their needs. “We want to have a place for us to be able to provide culturally appropriate services for this vulnerable population that we know needs that support,” West County Health Centers, Executive Director, Mary Szecsey said.
“Evidence shows that patients choose health centers because they are convenient, affordable and offer a range of services from a team of caring professionals,” West County Health Centers, Executive Director, Mary Szecsey said.
At the West County Health Centers’ seven clinic locations, more patients than ever are being served, healthy habits about nutrition and lifestyle choices are being shared and healthy outcomes are being celebrated.
“We view our job, in part, as trying to keep people out of hospitals,” said Dr. Cunningham, “We’re in the primary care and prevention business.”
Dr. Marc Babitz with Claudia Corrello and West County Health Centers Executive Director, Mary Szecsey at the August 15th celebration of 40 years of service.