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Mon., Sept. 9, 2013, 1:56 p.m.

Crosby: Ms. Dirne Loved New Name

Len Crosby, chairman of the clinic’s board of directors, said the board wrestled with the name change for about two years. Lidwina Dirne, the founder and a board member until her death June 10, was involved in the process. “We were blessed to have her involvement and her advice over that two-year period,” Crosby said Monday morning. “And I can be very candid with you: The first several names we brought up, she did not like at all. In fact she made herself very vocal in telling us she did not like them. But when we came up with this name, she loved it. She felt it honored all of the people that she’d worked with 30 years ago to start this as a free clinic for people in need in our community. … With this name we honor Ms. Dirne every day. With the health care we deliver every day, we honor her, we honor her energy, her vision and her commitment to the health care in our community that she had when she started this organization”/Scott Maben, SR.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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