PRESS RELEASE: Bethel Family Clinic Appoints New Executive Director

PRESS RELEASE: Bethel Family Clinic Appoints New Executive Director
Perry Barr, President | July 18, 2018
BETHEL, AK – Bethel Family Clinic, Inc., a Bethel-based Primary Care Clinic, is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah L. White as Executive Director. Ms. White’s appointment is effective July 18, 2018.
Ms. White has been a resident of Bethel for the last five years and previously worked at Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation as the corporate Human Resources Director. She also served as the Human Resources Director for the Association of Village Council Presidents. Ms. White previously worked in healthcare and legal associations as their Senior Administrator. As the Executive Director, Ms. White will direct all facets of the organization – including the expansion of services, financing and asset management.
About Bethel Family Clinic
Incorporated in 1982, the Bethel Family Clinic is a Federally Qualified Health Center which receives Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status. The Clinic provides services to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region. Bethel Family Clinic received the 2014 Level III certification as a Patient-Centered Medical Home in 2016.

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HRSA Funding

The Health Resources and Services Administration recently invested $203 million in health centers and rural communities to help fight the overwhelming opioid epidemic. Bethel Family Clinic has received a portion of that funding and has recently hired substance abuse counselor, Dennis Raines. His position will offer alcohol and drug use assessments, Level I.0 outpatient services for substance abuse. He will also be providing alcohol/drug/bullying prevention and awareness presentations in village communities and in schools in the Yukon Kuskokwim delta region at no cost. Our hope is to combat the opiod epidemic through education, treatment and support.