August 28, 2014 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —
by Heather Dodge
Sonoita Sage Clinic Grand Opening Sept 6
A new medical service, Sonoita Sage Clinic, will host their Grand Opening on Saturday, September 6 from
Nurse Practitioner Elaine Hooper saw the need for a clinic to serve the most rural areas of Santa Cruz County, and decided to set up the clinic herself. Once she had gathered her staff and selected the location, she mailed out a survey designed to find out what residents needed and wanted in a local medical clinic. Survey respondents recommended the clinic combine illness / injury treatment and chronic disease management with wellness and nutrition advice and protocols. Hence, the name, Sonoita Sage Clinic, emerged along with the clinic’s mission: to care for the whole person with sage advice and sound skills.
“We can’t do everything a big clinic can do, obviously, but we can provide basic medical services, along with wellness guidance, in a widespread area whose residents previously did without, or drove long distances to a hospital or called EMS at great expense,” Mrs. Hooper commented. “We think the Sonoita Sage Clinic will fill this gap and also be able to improve community health through our wellness workshops.”
The Grand Opening ribbon cutting will be performed by Rosanna Gabaldón, Arizona State Representative, who will talk about the importance of immunizing children.
Andrea Dalessandro, Arizona State Senator, will also attend and will speak on the health care needs of a predominantly older population in this corner of Santa Cruz County.
Guests will enjoy refreshments by The Happy Cookers and Tia Nita’s Cantina, along with fine wines from Kief-Joshua Vineyards. Live musical entertainment will be provided along with clinic tours and a drawing for ten copies of the acclaimed reference book, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Scientific Protocols that Integrate Mainstream and Alternative Medicine.
Sonoita Sage Clinic is located at 3123 AZ HWY 83 in Sonoita, next door to Sonoita Realty. For more information call 520-415-0330 or view the clinic’s services online at www.sonoitasageclinic.com