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Home Health Group Honors John Day Doctor

JOHN DAY – One of Grant County’s own medical professionals, Dr. Andrew Janssen, has been named 2013 Home Care Physician of the Year by the Oregon Association for Home Care.

Dr. Janssen was unable to attend the April 19 awards ceremony at the Oregon Association for Home Care’s annual conference at the Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, but Sylvia Dowdy, BMH Home Health/Hospice director accepted the award on his behalf, and presented it to him later at the clinic.

Janssen is part of a team of physicians – including his wife, Dr. Andrea Janssen – at Blue Mountain Hospital’s Strawberry Wilderness Community Clinic in John Day.

Dowdy listed some of the many people in the community whom Dr. Janssen serves outside the clinic: nursing home patients, jail inmates, and home health and hospice patients in their homes. She said he is a big advocate for home health and hospice, and also hosts residents and students from OHSU, with a patient and willing teaching style.

“He does so much for our small community, and our health care couldn’t be half as good without him. He is so deserving,” Dowdy said.

Janssen and his wife live in John Day with their three children: Isaac, Titaya and Zerihun.


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