Archives for January 2020

John Shirkey, MSW, LICSW Joins OAHS

(Ortonville, MN) January 30th – Ortonville Area Health Services (OAHS) is pleased to announce that John Shirkey, MSW, LICSW is now seeing patients at Northside Medical Clinic.

“We are pleased to be able to add additional access to counseling and therapy services here at OAHS by partnering with John Shirkey” said Clinic Director Liz Sorenson. “John’s experience in working with adolescents, families and adults along with his approach to tailoring and partnering with the client is a great add to the current mental health and wellness services the clinic is currently providing.”

“Mental health is one aspect of an individual which contributes to overall wellness and therapy can present an opportunity for people to make progress on their own recovery journey” said Shirkey. “I strive to help empower others to make changes for themselves through building a strong therapeutic relationship”

John is a graduate of Bethel University (St. Paul, MN), and holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of North Dakota. He has a background working in both the private and public sector having worked in schools, county social services, and as part of a large health system. He was previously the treatment director of a residential facility for adolescents struggling with mental health issues.

For more information on Ortonville Area Health Services or to schedule an appointment with John Shirkey, MSW, LICSW please contact 320-839-6157.

2020 OAHS New Year’s Baby

Welcome, Drake Taylor, our 2020 New Year’s Baby! He was born to Kelcey, Taylor, and big brother Bentley of Beardsley, MN. Dr. Stacy Longnecker delivered Drake on January 15, weighing 9lbs 2oz and measuring 20.5″ long.
Happy New Year!

2019 Christmas Baby

It was a very special Christmas for OAHS and Kayla & Josh as they welcomed Lynken Zachary, the OAHS 2019 Christmas baby. Lynken Zachary was born December 27th at 4:10am weighing 7lbs 13oz and measuring 20″. Lynken joins siblings Joshua (15), Ashton (14), Treshawn (11), and Brianna (9).

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