Lebanon clinics
adds providers

Samaritan Family Medicine Resident Clinic – Lebanon welcomes new physicians Kathryn Bachman, D.O., and David Simmons, M.D., to its team of providers. 

Simmons earned a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College followed by a medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University. He recently completed a residency with Providence Oregon Family Medicine Residency.

His passions include empowering patients to reduce the number of medications they take, as well as providing education and resources for body-based treatments for chronic pain. He chose to join Samaritan partly to be re-united with Rick Wopat, MD, who was one of his in-clinic trainers during medical school.

Bachman earned a bachelor’s degree from Goshen College and a medical osteopathic degree from Des Moines University. She recently completed a residency at Community East Family Medicine Residency in Indianapolis prior to joining Samaritan.

Her specialties and interests include obstetrics, contraception and women’s health maintenance. She also offers osteopathic manipulation treatments and helps her patients with chronic pain to find non-narcotic treatments that work for them.

A Willamette Valley native, Bachman joined Samaritan because of the organization’s emphasis on community health.

Simmons and Bachman can be reached for an appointment by calling 541-451-6960.


Nurse joins
Corvallis clinic

Nurse practitioner Leslie Shortridge is the newest family medicine provider at The Corvallis Clinic.

She is seeing patients at the clinic's facility at 1705 Waverly Drive SE in Albany. Appointments are available at 541-967-8221.

Shortridge earned a Master of Science degree in nursing, family nurse practitioner, last year from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Shortridge was a registered nurse and worked as nurse manager at Pregnancy Alternatives Center in Lebanon from 2009 to 2014, and as health services coordinator for Lebanon Community Schools from 2002 to 2008. She also was the office surgical RN/office manager for Terry Shortridge, M.D., in Lebanon, from 1992 to 2000, and the staff RN for Genstler Eye Center in Albany in 1991 and 1992.

Foundation picks
officers, directors

The Corvallis Kiwanis Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation that was incorporated in July 1973 by the two Corvallis-area Kiwanis clubs, the Kiwanis Club of Corvallis and the Kiwanis Club of Corvallis Sunrisers, announced its officers and directors for their 2017-18 term.

Officers are Art Koebel, president; John Gallagher, vice president; Cheri Galvin, secretary, Jim Searcy, treasurer; and Barrett Reeve, as past president. Directors are Harry Lorz, Barara Malloy, Dottie Horton, Len Butterfield, Milt Donelson and Les Ishikawa.

Donations made to the foundation qualify as charitable contributions according to both state and federal requirements. The foundation accepts grant applications from October 15 through December 1 at www.kiwanissunrisers.org/foundation.

Team attends
fire conference

The Albany Fire Department and Good Samaritan Home Health were awarded a scholarship to attend the 2016 NFPA Remembering When Conference last November in San Antonio, Texas.

The team participated in training to deliver educational fire and falls prevention program sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association.

NFPA selected teams from 30 communities across the United States and Canada to travel to San Antonio for the training. Teams are composed of at least one member of the fire department partnered with an individual from an agency within the community that serves older adults. Physical Therapist Lori Mueller of Good Samaritan Home Health is partnering with Community Paramedic Hillary Kosmicki and Deputy Fire Marshal Sandy Roberts from Albany Fire Department.

The team conducted group presentations and training sessions to prepare additional facilitators. They also held public education classes for community members. Team members also bring the program to older adults during home visits where they will tailor the Remembering When messages and help older adults identify changes that will increase home safety.

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