Business of the Year
January 6, 2022 | View PDF
Fairly new to the area, the Orchid Health Clinic was wiped out when the leased building that housed their exam rooms and office burned to the ground in Blue River. Nearly 80% of Orchid Health staff had to evacuate, and Dr. Tia Cloke's home burned too.
"Tia lost her home but chose to move back upriver and live in an RV for the past year so she could provide care for her patients," a supporter noted.
Soon after the fire, Orchid's staff was able to set up makeshift quarters inside the Rustic Skillet Quilt Shop in Rainbow, only a short distance from the edge of fire-ravaged areas.
Behind the scenes, numerous hours of contacts with elected officials helped generate funds for futher remodeling until a new building can be constructed.
"They have transformed health care by responding and improving positively to our disaster," was another voter's submission. "They wholeheartedly deserve this award."
Other votes were sent in nominating the Horse Creek Lodge, the McKenzie Station PUB, Takoda's Restaurant, and the Leaburg Store.