Welcome to the Mariposa, CA Branch of AAUW!



New program series begins

November 14th 

Mariposa AAUW will be presenting a series of programs on the issue of Rural Access to Healthcare. The first of these programs will be November 14th at 5:30 pm in the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors’ chambers.

This program will focus on our healthcare here in the Sierra Foothills. While we each harbor our own ideas about our access to healthcare locally, the speakers will provide a broader perspective. They will address areas such as:

  • how our hospital, being a provider in a rural area, impacts the region
  • how access is impacted in the foothills beyond our county.

Speakers for the November 14th event:

Rachel Gorham is the Nursing Supervisor for the clinics at the John C Fremont Healthcare District. A native of Mariposa, Ms. Gorham earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from Merced Community College and is currently enrolled in the Nursing Program at Walden University.

Matthew Matthiessen is the Chief Executive Officer of The John C Fremont Healthcare District. Prior to becoming the CEO, Matthew served as the Chief Financial Officer to the District.

Paul Matthew Brown is a Professor, University of California, Merced, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts. While he is a California native, he has held academic positions at several universities. He is also the founding Director of the Health Sciences Research Institute at UC Merced. Professor Brown’s Bio can be found here

The programs are free to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Links to related articles:

The Local Hospital Closed-These Doctors Didn’t Give Up by Larry Beresford