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Fundraising nears finish line for new Ocean Park clinic

Observer staff report

Published on November 21, 2017 5:08PM

OCEAN PARK — Additional fundraising is underway to furnish and equip the new Ocean Beach Medical Clinic-Ocean Park, which is nearing completion at the corner of Pacific Highway and Bay Avenue in Ocean Park.

The facility, which will also house Peninsula Pharmacies’ Ocean Park branch, is the most significant construction project in the community since the elementary school was rebuilt from the ground up a dozen years ago. A grand opening for the Ocean Park clinic is planned on Jan. 8.

Local help is still needed to ensure the waiting room, six exam rooms and three procedure rooms are ready to serve the Peninsula, especially those on the north end.

“Our fundraising efforts have been successful, but now is the final push to make the clinic a reality,” Ocean Beach Hospital Foundation President Nansen Malin said this week. “We are half-way to our goal and require another $125,000.”

The foundation has established several donor levels. Contributors of $1 to $249 earn recognition as Friends of Ocean Park Clinic. VIP donor levels are $250, $500, $1,000 and $5,000. The waiting room will be named in honor of a $10,000 donor. All VIP donors will receive a permanent plaque displayed in the clinic as a thank you for their generosity. VIP donors will also be given a special tour prior to the opening.

The foundation is a non-profit organization under IRS rule 501(c)(3), meaning donations are fully tax deductible.

To donate, send a check to: OBHF, P.O. Box H, Ilwaco, WA 98624 or online at www.oceanbeachhospital.com/foundation.

For more information, call Malin at 360-244-3294 or Tammie Jefferies at 360-642-3181.

In addition to Malin, foundation officers are Vice President Kacia Lessnau, Secretary Tammie Jefferies, Trustees Phil Allen, Cora Barran, Patty Hardin and Eleanor Ramage. Ex officio trustees are Ocean Beach Hospital commissioners Madeline Moore, Steven Linhart and OBH CEO Larry Cohen.


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