Delta County Memorial Hospital is meeting the demand for primary care by opening its DCMH Family Medicine - Hotchkiss clinic on Nov. 2. The clinic is located at 365 Bridge Street in Hotchkiss.
"DCMH is responding to the need for a family medicine clinic requested by Hotchkiss area families," commented hospital CEO Jason Cleckler.
Dr. Ryan Marlin, a board-certified family medicine physician who has been with DCMH Family Medicine (formerly Delta Family Physicians) for the past seven years, and is a resident of Hotchkiss, is one of two providers. The other provider is Adam Zerr - certified family nurse practitioner who was with the previous Hotchkiss clinic, and most recently has been practicing out of DCMH Family Medicine in Delta. Zerr is also a North Fork resident.
DCMH Family Medicine - Hotchkiss will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 872-3800 for appointments.
A grand opening is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an opportunity to meet Dr. Marlin, Adam Zerr and the clinic staff over coffee, cookies and apple cider at the new clinic location.
Delta County Memorial Hospital currently offers physical therapy, occupational therapy and home health services at the Bridge Street location. DCMH will be offering laboratory blood draws at the Hotchkiss clinic Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to noon and at the Paonia campus of Delta-Montrose Technical College Monday through Friday from 7 to 8:30 a.m.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.