To improve the health and well-being of the community by providing quality and compassionate health care services in a patient centered atmosphere respecting individual and cultural diversity.
This is the Valley View Health Center mission. Valley View was established in 2004 by the Lewis County Hospital commission to provide services for patients who could not find or afford primary care elsewhere in the community. Valley View is a non-profit corporation, which means that none of the board or management gets any additional money based on revenues, patients seen or number of clinics opened. Valley View does not get any money from drug or medical equipment manufactures for prescribing products and does not benefit from referrals to specialists, diagnostic facilities or hospitals.
We have been honored to have Dr. Lush with us for the last six years. He supports and typifies our mission. I followed in his foot-steps through the same training programs that he graduated from. He was talked of with great respect and admiration. Literally, interns were encouraged to look up to Dr. Lush as an example of what it is to be a great physician! It is mine and Valley View's great loss to have to face up to circumstances that kept us from working with Dr. Lush for as long as we both would have liked to.
Valley View management meets weekly to discuss how to deliver more services to more patients and make those services affordable to them.
As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) we are closely monitored for providing the best modern and scientifically evaluated care. Equally, we are a community partner, charged with not over-prescribing narcotics, which end up poisoning patients and families when not properly controlled and monitored. I am aware that this will create an inconvenience for some, but most of the community will benefit from smaller prescribed amounts of narcotics, some of which inevitably ends up on street corners and in schools.
Dave Little D.O Valley View Medical Director COMS 1976