Northern Counties Health Care, Inc. History:
In 1968, Caledonia Home Health Care was established under the leadership of Dr. Ralph Jardine and a group of community members interested in the provision of home health care services.
In 1976, the first Northern Counties Health Centers Board of Directors was formed as the successor to the Northern Counties Comprehensive Health Planning Council and established Northern Counties as the first Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Vermont.
In 1977, the Greensboro Health Center (now known as the Hardwick Area Health Center), the Danville Health Center, and the Island Pond Health & Dental Center opened to their respective communities. The Concord Health Center was opened in 1980.
In 1985, an “Analysis of Organizational Options” was completed by the Vermont Health Policy Corporation. The analysis recommended a merger between Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice and Northern Counties Health Care. The Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice Executive Director, Joan Blankenship, announced her retirement and David Reynolds, the Executive Director of Northern Counties Health Care, was named Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice’s Executive Director.
In 1988, the formal merger of Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice and Northern Counties Health Care, Inc. (NCHC) was completed.
In 2001, the Northern Counties Dental Center opened to serve the residents of the Northeast Kingdom.
In 2003, Caledonia Internal Medicine and the St. Johnsbury Family Health Center practices joined Northern Counties Health Care, Inc.
In 2013, Caledonia Internal Medicine and the St. Johnsbury Family Health Center merged to create one practice: The St. Johnsbury Community Health Center.
In 2017, Orleans Dental Center opened to serve the residents of Orleans County.