Open Door Community Health CEO dies

EUREKA- The long time executive director of Open Door Community Health has died. Herrmann Spetzler died Monday night of unknown causes.

Spetzler had been with the organization since 1977.

Open Door has 13 clinics and 3 mobile clinics in Humboldt and Del Norte counties serving 50,000 patients. It’s the areas largest provider of primary medical, dental and mental health care.

Spetzler was an advocate for healthcare development and access for all rural areas of California. He also served on numerous boards.

Spetzler was 70 years-old.