Laura Cheshire, a nurse practitioner, has opened The Laura Center, located at 218 S.W. Fourth Street, Redmond. The clinic specializes in primary women's health care. Cheshire previously practiced in Bend and helped establish HealthStart Prenatal Service. She has 41 years of nursing experience.

Three new members have been added to the board of Volunteers in Medicine:

Deb Davies is a registered dental hygienist and has been director of the dental assisting program at Central Oregon Community College for 14 years and has been involved with VIM through the COCC-VIM Dental Clinic partnership since 2004.

Cynthia Kaneholds a doctorate in health education and owns Kane Health Care Consulting.

Dr. John Teller is a board certified family medicine physician at Bend Memorial Clinic.