Aumsville Medical Clinic celebrates a decade of providing healthcare to the community this month.
“We’re hoping for a big 10th anniversary celebration!” said Dr. Tanie Hotan, a family physician who has worked with the clinic since its opening in September of 2001.
“Back then we had 200 folks come to our open house, and we’re hoping to exceed those numbers for this event,” she added. “We’re bringing back Casey’s Hot Dog stand, and featuring ‘Dunk the Docs,’ where people will try to dunk their favorite doctor. The fire department has already agreed to fill the tank for us!”
Everyone is invited to join in the festivities from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 at the clinic, 205 Main St.
“We’re encouraging community members to come and celebrate with us,” said Maggie Hudson, director of operations and financial services at Santiam Memorial Hospital, the umbrella service for the clinic and two others in Sublimity and Mill City.
“We are very proud to be able to offer medical services in communities within the Santiam Canyon,” Hudson said. “Primary care is our focus. Offering people easy access to care is one of our hallmarks.”
10th Anniversary Celebration
4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11
205 Main St., Aumsville
Aumsville Medical Clinic operates today with Dr. Hotan, her husband Dr. Scott Hadden, physician’s assistant Karen Coville, and a staff of 10, “all working hard to serve more than 4,000 patients,” Hotan said.
“The clinic was the first medical clinic to provide healthcare right in town,” said Hotan, who loves watching her patients grow-up over time. “During the first nine years of practice, we delivered babies. This was a very special part of my practice, and I adored the deep relationships that I developed with my OB patients.
Because we live in the Aumsville area, I continue to see the babies that I have delivered progress from infancy to becoming young children.”
Dr. Hadden also enjoys taking care of families from birth to geriatrics.
“My medical interests include pediatrics and sports medicine,” said Hadden, who attends Cascade High School’s home games to assist with any emergencies that might arise.
“My wife and I also donate our time to do sports physicals for local students,” he said. “I enjoy taking care of kids!”
The couple works with clinic staff to create a “safe and compassionate environment where patients receive reliable and helpful health care information and services.” The pleasant ambiance, they agree, adds to their enjoyment of working there.
“We provide a wide spectrum of family practice services: newborn care, minor skin surgery, chronic illness management, routine well physicals, acute injury care, acute illness care,” Hotan said. “We also continue caring for our patients at Santiam Memorial Hospital, in the event they need hospitalization.”
They have enjoyed “building the best medical clinic team” over the past 10 years as well as “building long-lasting, trusting relationships with patients,” Hotan said.
“I have witnessed births and deaths, sometimes in the same day,” she added. “A highlight for me is being there at the right time and right place for medical emergencies.”
Another highlight was joining Santiam Memorial’s medical team to Haiti in October of last year.
“We are very fortunate to love our jobs, clinic, hospital and community,” Hotan said. “We have appreciated the many shared stories, laughter and tears, and look forward to serving our community for many years ahead.”
“We feel we do a very good job of taking care of people in the area,” Hadden added. “It’s nice being in a small town, but not too far away from specialty care. The practice has really grown!”
Hotan and Hadden have two children, Ethan and Madison, who attend Cloverdale Elementary School. In their spare time, they enjoy running, dancing, gardening, fishing and spending time with family.