Clinic & Foundation Launch Innovative Certification Program to Address Workforce Shortage

January 6, 2022 – The North Shore Health Care Foundation (Foundation) is supporting the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic (SMC) to pilot a training certification program that will address a critical shortage of health care staffing. The Medical Assistant Training Program will provide a mechanism for ongoing workforce development to fill a need for Medical Assistants locally. […]

Early Childhood Community-Based Navigation Hub Grant and Research Findings

By: Rachel Liechty, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic In February 2021, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, with collaborative support from primary community partners: Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Cook County School District ISD 166 and Cook County Public Health and Human Services, and with the support of many other local organizations, was awarded the 2-year Community-based Navigation […]

Cook County Public Health and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic Announce Expanded Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

November 22, 2021 – Cook County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic (SMC) announce expanded eligibility for COVID-19 booster vaccines following updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): those ages 18 and over are eligible for a booster six months after receiving the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine; […]

Cook County Public Health and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic to Follow CDC Recommendation, Planning for Pfizer-BioNTech Booster Shots in Certain Populations

September 24, 2021 – Cook County Public Health and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic are planning to offer booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in accordance with new CDC recommendations.  The new recommendation is for certain high-risk individuals to receive a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine 6 months after the 2nd dose. Booster shots will […]

3rd Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Available and Recommended for Select Group of Immune-Compromised Individuals

August 18, 2021 – Cook County Public Health and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic announce the availability of 3rd dose vaccines, following the national public health recommendation for certain individuals living with immune-compromised conditions to receive a 3rd dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.  Data shows that a 3rd dose significantly increases how well the vaccines work […]