"If there's a problem with the health center we want to hear about it," he said. "We have 5,000 visits a year here, so we know there will be some problems."
Rugge said HHHN is working hard to attract a doctor and answer other concerns, but it needs to know the Moriah Health Center is in it's long-term future.
"We depend on your confidence in us and the knowledge we're here for good," Rugge said.
The $1.2 million health center is located at the Moriah Industrial Park on Plank Road in Mineville.
Hudson Headwaters Health Network is a group of community health centers providing care to the residents in 11 North Country towns, including Schroon Lake and Ticonderoga.
Hudson Headwaters took over the Moriah Health Center, formerly the Mineville Health Center, Jan. 1, 2005. At that time the health center was in the Moriah Community Building, the former Republic Steel building in Mineville.
The new health center is a 4,000 square feet building with six exam rooms.
Moriah officials worked to arrange a partnership with Hudson Headwaters Health Network and to find funding for the new building.
The cost of the new health center was covered entirely by grants. Rep. John McHugh secured a $389,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration to go along with $799,000 McHugh previously secured for the project.