Sokaogon Chippewa Community News
Terra Menghini-Cox Joins SCC Health Clinic
The Sokaogon Chippewa Health Clinic recently welcomed Terra Menghini-Cox as the new Family Nurse Practitioner. Terra will be providing services to patients of all ages, from prenatal to end of life. She will be seeing patients at the clinic three days a week, and making home appointments with Elders and disabled community members one day a week.
Terra has been in the healthcare field since 2009 and has worked in multiple different areas of the field. She has worked as a licensed practical nurse and as a registered nurse, and has extensive experience with babies and adolescence. She has also worked in long-term care, home heath care, intensive care units, inpatient youth and adult psychiatric units, suicide prevention, safety prevention, substance abuse and opioid addiction. Terra served as a Clinic Coordinator for the State of Michigan, among her many other past work experiences, which prepared her for her new position in our community.
She graduated with an associate degree from Gogebic Community College in Ironwood, Michigan. She obtained a bachelor’s of science through Chamberling College of Nursing, and went on to complete her master’s degree at Concordia University of Wisconsin in Mequon.
One of Terra’s greatest achievements was the development of a grant funded school-based health center at the Ishpeming (Michigan) High School. The health center served adolescence age 12-21. She, along with a team of colleagues, helped take an old classroom and two stages, and developed it into a clinic with a lab. There they performed testing for pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, influenza, strep throat, cholesterol levels, spirometry, asthma, and more. She also helped educate students on risky behaviors, substance abuse, and healthy eating.
Terra has been married for 19 years and has two sons. She also has two English settlers, her best running buddies. On her days off she enjoys fishing, deer hunting, and biking.
Terra is excited to work in a Tribal community where there is more of a personal connection and a unified community feeling. We are looking forward to her services!