aic Medical celebrated 10 years of service to the Central Oregon community with a public reception Nov. 13, at the first clinic it opened in Prineville.
   Mosaic Medical began as the Ochoco Health Systems in 2002 with the opening of the Ochoco Community Clinic in Prineville.
   The clinic was started by a group of community members who saw the need for a federally qualified health center which could serve uninsured and medically underserved patients.
   The need for such a clinic was apparent in Bend, also, and the Community Clinic of Bend followed in April 2005.
   The Jefferson Community Clinic opened in January 2006 in Madras. In July 2008, these federally-qualified health centers were all united under the name "Mosaic Medical" which exists today as a private nonprofit organization governed by a patient-majority board of directors.
   The mission of Mosaic is "to improve the lives and health of individuals and families in the communities we serve."
   In the last year, Mosaic served over 18,000 patients. Each clinic offers high-quality, comprehensive, culturally competent primary care services, regardless of age, health care insurance coverage, language of origin or any other demographic characteristic.
   Mosaic continues to expand to meet community needs and will open a Redmond clinic in March of next year.
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